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Bracy v. Gramley

Docket No.: 96-6133
Argued: April 14, 1997
Decided: June 9, 1997

Topics:

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (or relevant rules of a circuit court), Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Due Process, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Fourteenth Amendment, abuse of discretion, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

PartyNames: William BRACY, Petitioner, v. Richard B. GRAMLEY, Warden.
Petitioner: Bracy
Respondent: Gramley

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 81 F.3d 684
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Bracy
v.
Gramley
520 U.S. 899 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1793138 L.Ed.2d 97 (520 U.S. 8
Question:

Does a prisoner make a sufficient factual showing to establish "good cause," as required by Habeas Corpus Rule 6(a), for discovery on his claim by showing that the trial judge was steeped in corruption and by making specific allegations as to how his case was affected?

Bracy v. Gramley
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 14, 1997

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Bracy, 0 vote(s) against

Bracy v. Gramley
Case Documents

1Opinion in Bracy v. Gramley
2Opinion in Bracy v. Gramley
Additional documents for this case are pending review.