Archive for June, 2012

Ninth Circuit en banc re-defines conviction based on facts not related to a conviction at all.

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

The gloves are off in the Ninth circuit again. This time in Planes v. Holder. On June 5, 2012, the court denied a petition for rehearing that featured a concurrence and a dissent, with each side pointing out how the other made egregious errors in its decision making. This is an Avengers versus Loki battle in public view (for free and without wearing 3D glasses). 

The underlying case was decided on July 5, 2011.   (more…)