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Criminal Procedure

1996

Cleveland State Law Review

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Judicial Reform Of Habeas Corpus: The Advocates' Lament, Christopher E. Smith Jan 1996

Judicial Reform Of Habeas Corpus: The Advocates' Lament, Christopher E. Smith

Cleveland State Law Review

The U. S. Supreme Court has engineered significant changes in habeas corpus procedures. Any change in law or public policy has consequences for the human beings whose lives come into contact with the changed law or policy. Critics have accused the Rehnquist Court of "dismantling access to federal habeas corpus review guaranteed by statute since 1867." As a result, concerns have emerged regarding the consequences for potential petitioners whose claims can no longer be reviewed by federal judges. While the fate of death row inmates is the most important consequence of habeas corpus reform, anecdotal reports on these controversial cases ...