October 20, 2005
The latest on bill to restrict habeas
Marcia Coyle writing for The National Law Journal has this terrific article discussing the latest developments surrounding the proposed Streamlined Procedures Act, which could significantly limit habeas appeals in federal courts. As the article details, in the Senate, a "substitute measure — offered by judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa. — [is now] on the table, and Democratic committee members have pressed successfully for a public hearing on it on Oct. 26."
As previously noted here, the Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform has created this very helpful webpage about the legislation. The latest newsletter from this group also discusses the dynamic status of efforts to curtail habeas through the Streamlined Procedures Act.
Here are some prior posts covering these important issues:
- Hands off habeas
- Growing opposition to bill seeking further habeas restrictions
- Terrific habeas debate over at Debate Club this week
- An engaging (but incomplete) habeas debate
- Senate hearings on new habeas restrictions
- House hearing on death penalty and habeas bills
October 20, 2005 at 01:37 AM | Permalink
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