John Louis Visciotti, Petitioner-appellee-cross-appellant, v. Jill Brown, Warden, of California State Prison at San Quentin,* Respondent-appellant-cross-appellee, 406 F.3d 1131 (9th Cir. 2005)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 406 F.3d 1131 (9th Cir. 2005) May 9, 2005

Maria E. Stratton, Esq., William Forman, Statia Peakheart, Esq., Federal Public Defender's Office, Los Angeles, CA, for Petitioner-Appellee-Cross-Appellant.

Meagan J. Beale, Esq., John T. Swan, DAG, Office of the California Attorney General, San Diego, CA, for Respondent-Appellant-Cross-Appellee.

On Remand from the United States Supreme Court.

Before: PREGERSON, TASHIMA, and BERZON, Circuit Judges.


Given the facts, the circumstances, and the record in this case, we deny Petitioner's Motion for Oral Argument on Post Remand Briefing and remand this case to the district court for further proceedings consistent with the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Woodford v. Visciotti, 537 U.S. 19, 123 S. Ct. 357, 154 L. Ed. 2d 279 (2002). We express no opinion on any of the arguments offered by the parties in their post-remand briefing, as the proper course would be for the district court to review and rule on the arguments in the first instance.



Jill Brown is substituted for Jeanne Woodford, her predecessor as Warden of San Quentin State Prison See Fed. R. App. P. 43(c) (2).