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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:

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