Brief filed: 09/20/2006
Whorton v. Bockting
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 05-595
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit correctly held that the new rule announced in Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004), satisfies the test established by this Court in Teague v. Lane, 489 U.S. 288 (1989), that a new procedural rule applies retroactively to cases on collateral review if such rule is a watershed rule by implicating “the fundamental fairness of the trial.”
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