Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Cert. Petition Filed In Case Challenging Jurors' Use of Bible

Yesterday, a petition for certiorari (full text) was filed in Oliver v. Quarterman. In the case, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a jury's use of the Bible during the sentencing phase in a murder case was improper, but was not shown to have influenced the jury's decision. (See prior posting.) [Thanks to Scott Gant for the lead.]