Two Conflicting Views: Restrictions on Habeas Rights Under the AEDPA

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By: McKenzie Meade
Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

            What does a writ of habeas corpus and the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (“AEDPA”) have in common?  A recent circuit split!   Continue reading “Two Conflicting Views: Restrictions on Habeas Rights Under the AEDPA”

SCOTUS Stays Inconsistently?: The Supreme Court’s Seemingly Contradictory Decisions Regarding Two Death-Row Inmates’ Requests

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By: Lauren Wiggins
Research and Writing Editor, American Journal of Trial Advocacy

On February 6, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit entered an emergency stay for the execution of Dominique Ray.[1] Continue reading “SCOTUS Stays Inconsistently?: The Supreme Court’s Seemingly Contradictory Decisions Regarding Two Death-Row Inmates’ Requests”