Tag: #Habeas

In re Rosado

AEDPA slays another habeas petition. In 1995, Rosado was almost eighteen and a half years old when he shot and killed someone. Seven months later, he pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania

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Randolph v. Sec’y Pa. Dept. of Corr.

The week before his capital trial, Randolph hired Sam Stretton to replace his court-appointed counsel. On the Thursday before Monday’s jury selection, Stretton entered his appearance and asked the trial

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Holland v. Warden Canaan USP

In Holland v. Warden Canaan USP, the Third Circuit heard a rare appeal from the denial of post-conviction relief based on a petition filed under 28 U.S.C. § 2241 instead of §

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Commonwealth v. Speight

In 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus as to the guilt phase of his

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Commonwealth v. Moore

In Commonwealth v. Moore, a criminal defendant filed a petition decades after his conviction. He claimed that the life-without-parole sentence he is serving violates his due process rights because the

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Commonwealth v. Lambert

In Commonwealth v. Lambert, defense counsel filed a motion for a writ of habeas corpus after the defendant’s preliminary hearing. At the motion’s hearing, the Commonwealth did not present any

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