Monday, September 25, 2006
Vanderbilt University Law School has received a grant of approximately $250,000 from the National Institute of Justiceto complete a study of the processing of habeas corpus cases in U.S. District Courts.
The study, directed by Vanderbilt Law School CrimProf Nancy J. King, will analyze four general categories of information about these cases, including processing times, operation and application of defenses and other limitations on review, claims raised and merits review.
“This study will make available, for the first time, comprehensive empirical information about the processing of capital and non-capital habeas petitions in U.S. district courts under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996,” Professor King said. “The overall goal of the research is to provide impartial findings and analyses that will be useful to Congress, courts, attorneys and researchers in assessing habeas policy.” Rest of Story. . . [Mark Godsey]