Back in June, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Magwood v. Patterson. I discussed it briefly here.
It was a big win for the habeas petitioner with a very unusual lineup of judges.
I have written an article about the case that was recently published in the BNA Criminal Law Reporter. The name of the article is: "Supreme Court's Surprising Lineup in Magwood v. Patterson Reflects Consistency in Justices' Philosophies on Habeas Corpus." The cite is 87 Crim. L. Rep. (BNA) 761 (August 11, 2010).
The article talks about the history of the Magwood case, what happened in the Supreme Court decision, some theories as to how the judges ended up voting the way they did, and the possible impacts of the decision.
Click on the link below if you would like to read it (the article even includes a photo of me, if you are curious to see what I look like when I am trying to look serious).