CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Next week's criminal law/procedure arguments

Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to briefs and opinions below:

Monday, November 29

  • Wall v. Kholi: Inmates have one year to file a habeas challenge to their sentence in federal court after conviction. The running of that time is delayed while the conviction is under review in state court. Is the time also tolled while a state court considers an inmate’s request for a sentence reduction?
  • Walker v. Martin: Does a state law that prohibits an inmate from challenging his conviction in state court if he “substantially delayed” in bringing the challenge also bar the inmate from filing an otherwise timely habeas challenge in federal court?

Tuesday, November 30

  • Schwarzenegger v. Plata: Does a court order requiring California to reduce its prison population to remedy unconstitutional conditions in its correctional facilities violate the Prison Litigation Reform Act?

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