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Lindh v. Murphy

Docket No.: 96-6298
Argued: April 14, 1997
Decided: June 23, 1997

Topics:

28 USC 2241-2255 (habeas corpus), Criminal Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Amendment 1, Amendment 11, Appellate Procedure, Confrontation Clause, Death Penalty, Eleventh Amendment, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, harmless error, murder, sovereign immunity

PartyNames: Aaron LINDH, Petitioner, v. James P. MURPHY, Warden.
Petitioner: Lindh
Respondent: Murphy

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SEVENTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 96 F.3d 856
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Lindh
v.
Murphy
521 U.S. 320 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 2059138 L.Ed.2d 481 (521 U.S.
Question:

Does the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, which amended the previous federal habeas statute, govern habeas applications in non-capital cases that were pending when the Act was enacted?

Lindh v. Murphy
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 14, 1997

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Lindh, 4 vote(s) against
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