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Williams v. Taylor

Docket No.: 99-6615
Argued: February 28, 2000
Decided: April 18, 2000

Topics:

28 USC 2241-2255 (habeas corpus), Criminal Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Comity, Death Penalty, Sixth Amendment, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

Petitioner: Williams
Respondent: Taylor

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 420 (2000)
Question:

Does federal law, as amended by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, bar an evidentiary hearing, if the petitioner has failed to develop the factual basis of his claims in State court proceedings despite diligent efforts?

Williams v. Taylor
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 28, 2000

Holding: affirmed in part and reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Williams, 0 vote(s) against

Williams v. Taylor
Case Documents

1Opinion in Williams v. Taylor
2Opinion in Williams v. Taylor
Additional documents for this case are pending review.