Judges are people, too. They occasionally make mistakes. And sometimes criminal defendants bear the mistakes of the judges.
Today we have a quick reminder from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that it helps to check a judge's work for errors.
Damon Blackman was convicted of first degree robbery in 2003, and sentenced to 10 years in prison. New York State Courts affirmed his conviction and denied his application for leave to appeal, so Blackman, proceeding pro se, filed a writ of habeas corpus in federal court.