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Mitchell v. Superintendent Dallas SCI

Three defendants are jointly tried and convicted of 2000 murder of Harrisburg, Pa. cab driver. Third Circuit(2013): One defendant gets habeas; improper evidence (involving jailhouse informants) was admitted at trial. (He’s released in 2013.) Third Circuit (2018): But the second defendant, who challenged his conviction on the same grounds, doesn’t get habeas because of a 2004 Supreme Court holding (that the 2013 Third Circuit panel did not consider) mandating that result.


Tags: 2018, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Third Circuit

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