Thursday, June 24, 2010

Double cert grant on State v. Cory Maye

The celebrated Cory Maye case -- where Maye shot and killed a police officer under disputed circumstances -- is going to the MSSC on dueling cert grants, after the COA ordered a new trial in Maye's home county where the shooting took place.

State's petition: "To Grant: Waller, C.J., Randolph, Chandler and Pierce, JJ. To Deny: Carlson and Graves, P.JJ., Dickinson, Lamar and Kitchens, JJ."

Maye's petition: "To Grant: Waller, C.J., Carlson and Graves, P.JJ., Dickinson and Kitchens, JJ. To Deny: Randolph, Lamar, Chandler and Pierce, JJ."

That seems to leave Lamar wishing the status quo (life in prison for Maye a new trial for Maye) to prevail; Randolph, Chandler, and Pierce leaning to the State; Carlson, Graves, Dickinson, and Kitchens leaning to Maye; and Waller leaning who knows how. Maybe he figured if it was going up on cert anyway, might as well hear both sides.

... Also, the Goodyear Tire v. Kirby case has settled and the cert petition by Goodyear has been accordingly dismissed. And that is all I'm going to say about that.

... Damn, I got onto Bardwell for misstating what happened, and I wasn't doing too hot myself. Is it Friday yet? Soon?

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