A federal judge has just granted Hubert Michael a stay of execution. #deathpenalty
From the 3rd Circuit court's order:
Because the District Court has not granted a stay of execution, we hereby grant the Appellant's
motion for stay of execution filed with this court.
While the failure to specify issues is not fatal to the appeal, the better course is to
remand to the District Court for identification by the District Judge in the first instance of
the issues that he determined satisfied the standard for granting a (certificate of appealability) ...
Accordingly, the case is remanded to the District Court for such determination. The District Court is directed to designate, after briefing by the parties, within 14 days which issues meet the standard for a certificate of appealability.