Tag Archives: HABEAS

Understanding Habeas Corpus in a Child Custody Case in Texas

  What do you need to know about Habeas Corpus in a Child Custody Case? If you and your spouse have been divorced for quite a while, you are likely to enjoy split custody privileges and have been co-parenting your … Continue reading

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Federal appeals court denies habeas for Yemeni Guantanamo detainee

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a lower court’s decision confirming that Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Musa’ab Omar al-Madhwani is lawfully detained for being part of al … Continue reading

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Opinion on evidentiary record in federal habeas

The case is Cullen v. Pinholster. Here is the syllabus: A California jury convicted respondent Pinholster on two counts of first-degree murder. At the penalty phase before the same jury, the prosecution produced eight witnesses, who testified about Pinholster's history… … Continue reading

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Supreme court upholds California timeliness rule for habeas petitions

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously in Walker v. Martin [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that a state law barring a prisoner from collaterally attacking his conviction is adequate to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court considers federal habeas corpus cases

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Monday in Wall v. Kholi [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report]. The court is considering whether a state court sentence-reduction motion consisting … Continue reading

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