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Beard v. Banks

Court Type: U.S. Supreme Court
Status: Closed (Judgment)
Last Update: June 24, 2004

What's at Stake

Reviewing proper scope of federal habeas review in a death penalty case. DECIDED

The issue before the Court in this death penalty case has to do with the proper scope of federal habeas review. The ACLU brief attempts to reconcile the Supreme Court's past cases in this area while preserving the federal courts as a meaningful forum for the redress of constitutional violations.

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