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Article • October 26, 2015 • from PLN November, 2015
Filed under: Habeas Corpus, AEDPA
Habeas Hints by Kent Russell Habeas Hints by Kent Russell This column provides “habeas hints” to prisoners who are considering or handling habeas corpus petitions as their own attorneys (“in pro per”). The focus of the column is on the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), the federal habeas ...
When Attorneys Fumble, Defendants Face Consequences by David Reutter When Attorneys Fumble, Defendants Face Consequences by David M. Reutter The right of defendants facing criminal charges to be represented by counsel is the bedrock of our criminal justice system, expressly enshrined in the Sixth Amendment. An underlying doctrine to that ...
Article • December 15, 2013 • from PLN December, 2013
Filed under: Sentencing, Habeas Corpus, AEDPA
Habeas Hints: Staring Down the Two-Headed Monster: Richter-Pinholster by Kent A. Russell by Kent Russell This column provides “habeas hints” to prisoners who are considering or handling habeas corpus petitions as their own attorneys (“in pro per”). The focus of the column is on the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty ...
Article • November 15, 2013 • from PLN November, 2013
Filed under: Sentencing, Habeas Corpus, AEDPA
Habeas Hints: Staring Down the Two-Headed Monster: Richter-Pinholster by Kent A. Russell by Kent Russell This column provides “habeas hints” to prisoners who are considering or handling habeas corpus petitions as their own attorneys (“in pro per”). The focus of the column is on the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty ...
Article • September 15, 2013 • from PLN September, 2013
Habeas Hints: Actual Innocence by Kent A. Russell by Kent Russell This column provides “habeas hints” to prisoners who are considering or handling habeas corpus petitions as their own attorneys (“in pro per”). The focus of the column is on the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), the federal ...
Article • March 15, 2013
Wisconsin Prisoner's Pro-se AEDPA Action Rejected by Seventh Circuit by Derek Gilna In an appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Ronald Romanelli, a prisoner at the Columbia County Jail, was unsuccessful in convincing the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals to ...
Equitable Tolling of AEDPA Includes Non-English Speaking Petitioners by The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a language inability, when combined with denial of legal or translation assistance, can be an extraordinary circumstance for equitable tolling purposes in habeas cases. The issue was before the Third Circuit following ...
Article • March 15, 2013
Wisconsin Prisoner's Pro-Se AEDPA Action Dismissed, Reversed and Remanded by Derek Gilna The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin's denial of a pro-se application for a writ of habeas corpus by prisoner Stanley E. Martin, Jr., was reversed and remanded by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ...
Article • June 15, 2012 • from PLN June, 2012
Ninth Circuit Holds No Due Process Right Created by California’s Parole Scheme by The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decisively dismissed any lingering hopes that the federal courts might continue to review denials of parole to California prisoners, in order to determine whether such denials were supported by “some ...
Article • August 15, 2011 • from PLN August, 2011
Habeas Hints: Expert Testimony in Habeas Cases by Kent A. Russell by Kent Russell This column provides “Habeas Hints” to prisoners who are considering or handling habeas corpus petitions as their own attorneys (“in pro per”). The focus of the column is on habeas corpus under AEDPA, the 1996 habeas ...
Article • May 15, 2011
Ninth Circuit: “Some Evidence” of Offense Viciousness Justifies Denial of Lifer’s Parole by Marvin Mentor The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held that the denial of a second degree murderer’s parole by the California parole board (BPT), based upon factors relating solely to the commitment offense, was justified when ...
Article • February 15, 2011 • from PLN February, 2011
Habeas Hints: The Year in Review by Kent A. Russell by Kent Russell, Blaire Russell & Chandra Russell This column provides “habeas hints” to prisoners who are considering or handling habeas corpus petitions as their own attorneys (“in pro per”). The focus of the column is on habeas corpus under ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Equitable Tolling of AEDPA's Limitations if Extraordinary Circumstances Exist by Equitable Tolling of AEDPA's Limitations if Extraordinary Circumstances Exist The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a prisoner under the one-year time limitation of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) was granted equitable tolling based on extraordinary ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Equitable Tolling Applies to AEDPA by The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that equitable tolling applies to the one-year statute of limitations for filing federal habeas corpus petitions under the Anti Terrorism Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), 28 U.S.C. 2244 (2) (1). The petitioner, an Arkansas prisoner, filed a ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Habeas Corpus Petitioner Convicted for False Declarations by The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a habeas corpus petitioner's conviction for two counts of violating 18 U.S.C. § 1623, which criminalizes the making of false declarations before a court. The petitioner filed a habeas corpus petition in federal court in ...