Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
District court's denial of defendant's request for habeas relief arising from his conviction for armed assault with intent to murder and assault and batter by means of a dangerous weapon is affirmed where: 1) appeals court's analysis of the sufficiency of the evidence was not an unreasonable application of the Supreme Court's standard announced in Jackson given the sufficiently suggestive circumstantial evidence presented; and 2) defendant was not deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to an impartial jury.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Decided November 19, 2009
Opinion by Stahl, Circuit Judge
For Appellant: Elizabeth Doherty
For Appellee: Argie K. Shapiro, Assistant Attorney General, Martha Coakley, Attorney General