Tag: #Habeas

Marsalis v. Pa. Dep’t of Corr.

The Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal of the defendant’s habeas corpus petition. The Court ruled that the defendant “filed his ineffective-assistance claim ten months late. Plus, he failed to assert

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Gaines v Superintendent Benner Twp. SCI

The Third Circuit vacated an order granting the defendant’s petition for habeas corpus. The defendant was convicted in Pennsylvania state court of first-degree murder. After pursuing direct and collateral proceedings

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Becker v. Sec’y Pa. Dept. Corr.

The Third Circuit held that AEDPA’s deferential standard also governs the decision to issue a certificate of appealability (COA) to a habeas petitioner seeking to appeal a district court’s order

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Duka v. United States

The Third Circuit upheld the District Court’s invocation of the concurrent sentence doctrine. Petitioner-Appellants are serving multiple sentences for various crimes arising out of a plot to attack the United

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Martin v. Adm’r N.J. State Prison

The Third Circuit reviewed the one-year tolling provision for petitions seeking collateral relief from state-court convictions under 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d)(2). The petitioner was convicted of a crime in New

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Commonwealth v. DiStefano

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Superior Court misapplied the appellate court standard for reviewing trial court evidentiary rulings. The Commonwealth charged Appellant with homicide and aggravated assault. The

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Maple v. Superintendant SCI Albion

The Third Circuit reversed the District Court’s grant of habeas relief. The defendant filed a habeas corpus petition and argued that the police had violated his Miranda rights by getting

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Commonwealth v. Merced

The Pennsylvania Superior Court reversed the trial court’s grant of habeas corpus relief because the lower court erroneously excluded the arresting officer’s hearsay evidence from the court’s scope of review.

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Commonwealth v. Burke

The proper remedy for a violation of Commonwealth v. McClelland is a discharge, not remand. The defendant, the Commonwealth, and the trial court agreed the magisterial district court and trial

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