May 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Metrish v. Lancaster that respondent Burt Lancaster is not entitled to federal habeas relief. Lancaster was convicted of murder in a Michigan state court. At the time the crime was committed, the Michigan appeals court recognized "diminished ...[read more]
April 25, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Metrish v. Lancaster the court heard arguments on whether the Michigan Supreme Court violated due process rights when it recognized a state statute that abolished the diminished capacity defense and applied it retroactively to ...[read more]

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