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Lonchar v. Thomas

Docket No.: 95-5015
Argued: December 4, 1995
Decided: April 1, 1996

Topics:

28 USC 2241-2255 (habeas corpus), Criminal Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Death Penalty, Eighth Amendment, abuse of discretion, antitrust, disparate treatment, equitable relief, habeas, habeas corpus, ineffective assistance of counsel, murder, probable cause, res judicata

PartyNames: SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES LONCHAR v. THOMAS, WARDEN Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Petitioner: Lonchar
Respondent: Thomas

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 58 F.3d 590
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Lonchar
v.
Thomas
517 U.S. 314 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 1293134 L.Ed.2d 440 (517 U.S.
Question:

May a federal court dismiss a first federal habeas petition for general "equitable" reasons beyond those embodied in the federal Habeas Corpus Rules?

Lonchar v. Thomas
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 04, 1995

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Lonchar, 4 vote(s) against
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