The panel ruled 2-1 that Warren Summerlin deserves to know whether a marijuana habit clouded the judgment of the Arizona judge who sentenced him to death.

Judge Alex Kozinski dissented from the decision to hold an evidentiary hearing, arguing that the ruling could lead literally “tens of thousands” of prisoners to challenge their convictions by rifling through the private lives of judges.

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