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Ariadne's Provisions: A 'Clue of Thread' to the Intricacies of Procedural Default, Adequate and Independent State Grounds, and Florida's Death Penalty

California Law Review Vol. 76, No. 87, 1988

63 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2010  

Michael Mello

Vermont Law School

Ruthann Robson

CUNY School of Law

Date Written: 1988

Abstract

This Article will attempt to provide a “clue of thread” to state prisoners who wish to return alive from their venture into the habeas corpus corridor of the labyrinth of federalism. This labyrinth’s intricate passageways include the doctrines of procedural default and adequate and independent state grounds. The labyrinth of federalism houses the half-capital punishment and half-states rights creature born from a series of unfortunate circumstances typical of Greek tragedies. Like the minotaur, this creature demands human sacrifices.

Keywords: Prisoners, Federalism

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Mello, Michael and Robson, Ruthann, Ariadne's Provisions: A 'Clue of Thread' to the Intricacies of Procedural Default, Adequate and Independent State Grounds, and Florida's Death Penalty (1988). California Law Review Vol. 76, No. 87, 1988. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1692881

Michael Mello (Contact Author)

Vermont Law School ( email )

68 North Windsor Street
P.O. Box 60
South Royalton, VT 05068
United States

Ruthann Robson

CUNY School of Law ( email )

2 Court Square
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States

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