Friday, November 5, 2010

Cole v. Roper[1]

Opinion handed down November 5, 2010
Link to Eighth Circuit Opinion

The Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of habeas corpus relief for a death row inmate convicted of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, and two counts of armed criminal action. The inmate argued a Batson challenge, ineffective assistance of counsel, due process violations, and prosecutorial misconduct.