Split 7th Circuit: Victim hypnosis evidence wrongly withheld

An Indiana man who was “confidently” identified as the perpetrator of an Elkhart shooting after the victim was hypnotized will be allowed to go free after a majority of the 7th Circuit granted his habeas petition. The appeals court found the state court erred in not overturning the man’s conviction because the state withheld evidence of the hypnosis during trial.

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Barrett among 4 SCOTUS contenders Trump has interviewed

President Donald Trump has interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices so far, including Notre Dame law professor and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Trump said Tuesday he expects to interview two to three more contenders as his nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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