Today at the Supreme Court: Hillary and habeas

ussc1Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a man convicted of first degree murder failed to establish a habeas claim of ineffective assistance of counsel based on his attorney’s advice to abandon an insanity plea. The opinion in Knowles v. Mirzayance can be found here on the Court’s website.

hillaryAlso today the Court heard oral arguments in a case testing whether a Hillary Clinton documentary – a created to air during her presidential primary bid last year – was subject to McCain-Feingold campaign finance disclosure rules in the case Citizens United v. FEC. More on that case here.


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