The Section 2254 Trinity: How the Supreme Court's Decisions in Richter, Pinholster, and Greene Have Interpreted Federal Review into Near Nonexistence
Criminal Law Brief (American University), 2013
19 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2013 Last revised: 9 Oct 2013
Date Written: July 4, 2013
This paper analyzes the impact that the Supreme Court’s recent decisions in Harrington v. Richter, Cullen v. Pinholster, and Greene v. Fisher have had on federal review of state prisoners’ petitions for habeas corpus under Section 2254(d)(1) of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. The paper discusses the impact of each case individually, as well as the collective impact on federal review for state prisoners.
Keywords: Pinholster, Richter, AEDPA, 2254, post conviction, federal habeas, Greene, criminal law
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