Sixth Circuit affirms grant of habeas for client
Clients Blackston, Junior Fred
The Sixth Circuit affirmed the grant of a conditional writ of habeas for our client, Junior Blackston. The majority held that not admitting the recantation statements of two of the State's key witnesses violated Blackston's Confrontation Clause rights, and that the error was not harmless. It is likely Mr. Blackston will now receive a new trial.