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Williams v. Taylor

Docket No.: 98-8384
Argued: October 4, 1999
Decided: April 18, 2000

Topics:

28 USC 2241-2255 (habeas corpus), Criminal Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Article I, Death Penalty, Natural Resources, Sixth Amendment, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, ineffective assistance of counsel, murder, patent, qualified immunity

Petitioner: Williams
Respondent: Taylor

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 163 F.3d 860
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 362 (2000)
Question:

Was Terry Williams' constitutional right to the effective assistance of counsel violated? Was the judgment of the Virginia Supreme Court refusing to set aside Williams' death sentence "contrary to, or involved an unreasonable application of, clearly established Federal law, as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States?"

Williams v. Taylor
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 04, 1999

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Williams, 3 vote(s) against
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