Bench Memos

Re: Supreme Court Slams Sixth Circuit Panel

Ed — The Supreme Court might not be done with the Sixth Circuit.  It has two more habeas cases from the Sixth Circuit this term. Like the decision overturned today, each was “pro-defendant.”  Another thing all three cases have in common: Judges Martin and Moore were on the panel.

Jonathan H. Adler — Jonathan H. Adler is the Johan Verhiej Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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