Friday, September 29, 2017

Rodriguez v. McDonald, No. 12-56594 (9-29-17)(Lasnik w/Pregerson & Friedland). The 9th reverses the district court's denial of petitioner's habeas petition challenging his conviction for second degree murder.  The 9th concludes that a juvenile who invoked his right to a lawyer was clearly denied assistance of counsel.  He was then badgered into confessing a murder.  The recording of the interrogation leaves no doubt. 

The decision is here:


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