Sixth Circuit Reversed in Another Habeas Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has been on quite a losing streak in the High Court, particularly when it comes to habeas cases.  This morning, the Sixth Circuit was reversed again by a unanimous court in Metrish v. Lancaster, vindicating Judge Batchelder who had dissented from the original panel opinion.  As has been the norm, the Supreme Court concluded that the Sixth Circuit was too quick to grant a habeas petition.  SCOTUSBlog has more background on the case here.