West Headnote of the Day – March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

West's Key 197 Habeas Corpus
West's Key 197II Grounds for Relief; Illegality of Restraint
West's Key 197II(B) Particular Defects and Authority for Detention in General
West's Key 197k481 k. Conduct of Trial, in General.

Pre-trial statements and actions of state court, calling defendant “three or four time loser,” “dummy,” “spoiled brat,” “sham,” “shill,” and “sociopath,” did not deny defendant a fair trial, so as to warrant federal habeas relief; although statements by trial judge clearly expressed impatience, dissatisfaction, annoyance, and also anger, and were unnecessary and perhaps uncalled for, they did not indicate actual hostility or bias or make fair judgment impossible.
Lewis v. Robinson, 67 Fed. App’x. 914 (6th Cir. 2003)

197 Habeas Corpus