Ninth Circuit and Arizona Supreme Court Reject Hooper’s Request for DNA Testing

Posted by emily on November 15, 2022
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On November 10, the Arizona Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s denial of Mr. Hooper’s request for DNA testing and fingerprint testing. These requests were made pursuant to Arizona’s DNA and forensic testing statutes. Read the decision here.

On November 15, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also rejected Mr. Hooper’s request for DNA testing, pursuant to the Rooker-Feldman doctrine, which prohibits the appeal of a state court judgment to a federal court. The Ninth Circuit’s decision is available here.

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