February 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Johnson v. Williams that in Tara Williams' case, the California Court of Appeal properly adjudicated her federal Sixth Amendment claim on its merits and should have been deferred to under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of ( ...[read more]
January 10, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court issued a ruling on Tuesday in Gonzalez v. Thaler interpreting two sections of the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) and holding that a judgment becomes final for the purposes of habeas corpus review when the time for pursuing direct review to ...[read more]
November 8, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Greene v. Fisher that, for purposes of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), "clearly established federal law" is limited to Supreme Court decisions "as of the time of the relevant state-court adjudication on the merits." ...[read more]
January 19, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in Harrington v. Richter that the section of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) limiting federal review of state court decisions to decisions resulting from an unreasonable application of the law or an unreasonable determination of the ...[read more]
January 12, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
Smith, et al. v. Spisak, US Supreme Court, January 12, 2010 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here... ...[read more]
January 12, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled unanimously in Smith v. Spisak that the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit contravened the directives of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) by extending Mills v. Maryland to resolve in a habeas petitioner's favor questions that... ...[read more]
December 11, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Portions of the 1996 Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and its 2004 amendment, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act which make it a crime to help groups considered to be terrorist organizations by the US government are too vague, the US Court of Appeals for the ...[read more]
April 4, 2005
by jt
Johnson v. United States, Supreme Court of the United States, April 4, 2005. Excerpt from the Opinion by Justice Souter:Although Johnson knew that his conviction subjected him to the career offender enhancement, he failed to attack the predicate for enhancement by filing his state habeas ...[read more]

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