9th Circuit Panel Chosen for In re Zachary

The 9th Circuit has finally chosen the three justices who will hear In re Zachary.   They are Richard Paez, Mary Murguia, and  Andrew Hurwitz.  Judge Paez wrote the Bellingham decision and I think is a friend of bankruptcy debtors.  Mary Murguia was appointed by Obama in 2011.  She is one of seven children of parents who emigrated from Mexico in 1950.  Andrew Hurwitz is also an Obama appointee from 2011.  He successfully represented several death row inmates before the Supreme Court in Ring v. Arizona getting a ruling that juries rather than judges make the factual determinations of whether there is aggravating circumstances to merit the death penalty.

I like this panel.  I am rooting of course for affirmation of In re Friedman.  Oral argument is 10/21 at Stanford.

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