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Carey v. Saffold

Docket No.: 01-301
Certiorari Granted: Oct 15 2001
Argued: February 27, 2002
Decided: June 17, 2002

Topics:

28 USC 2241-2255 (habeas corpus), Criminal Procedure, Habeas Corpus, ADA, Death Penalty, Fair Labor Standards Act, NLRA, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

PartyNames: Tom L. Carey, Warden v. Tony Eugene Saffold
Petitioner: Tom L. Carey, Warden
Respondent: Tony Eugene Saffold

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 250 F.3d 1262
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Tom L. Carey, Warden
v.
Tony Eugene Saffold
536 U.S. 214 (2002)
Question:

Does the word "pending," in the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, cover the time between a lower state court's decision and the filing of a notice of appeal to a higher state court? If so, does it apply similarly to California's unique state collateral review system?

Carey v. Saffold
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 27, 2002

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