No. 20-99011.

97 F.4th 644 (2024)

Joseph William HART, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Ronald BROOMFIELD, Acting Warden, California State Prison at San Quentin, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed March 28, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Susel Carillo-Orellana (argued) and Lauren Collins , Deputy Federal Public Defenders; Cuauhtemoc Ortega , Federal Public Defender; Federal Public Defender's Office, Los Angeles, California; for Petitioner-Appellant.

Stephanie H. Chow (argued) and Lise S. Jacobson , Deputy Attorneys General; James W. Bilderback II , Senior Assistant Attorney General; Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General; Rob Bonta , Attorney General of California; Office of the Attorney General, San Diego, California; for Respondent-Appellee.

Before: Michelle T. Friedland, Lucy H. Koh, and Holly A. Thomas, Circuit Judges.


In 1988, Joseph William Hart was tried and convicted of the murder of Diana H. (known as Diane), and of the rape, sodomy, and forced oral copulation of Amy R. Both Amy and Diane were 15-year-old high school students and friends whom Hart had lured to a rural area of Riverside County, California, before...

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