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California Habeas Handbook: A Practical Guide to Habeas Law for California Prisoners (Review)

This 37 page booklet by attorney Kent Russell is designed for pro se California prisoners to understand the time limits and filing requirements of the federal Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AFDPA). Russell uses easy to understand language to concisely and accurately explain AEDPA and the exhaustion of state remedies. The booklet will be useful to California prisoners challenging their convictions who need an explanation of the state and federal habeas system. Russell also uses the booklet to pitch his services for prisoners who can afford them. In that regard the book deserves an "A" for creative marketing. The booklet costs $20. Contact: Kent Russell; Russell and Russell; 2299 Sutter St.; San Francisco, CA 94115.

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