Author Archives: RAY DALL'OSTO

FORUM: Proposal to limit federal habeas corpus review of criminal convictions is wrong-headed and dangerous

In an editorial in the Sunday New York Times, April 17, 2011, entitled "Justice, Too Much and Too Expensive," two law professors from Indiana and Vanderbilt University present a radical proposal that federal court review of state court convictions under the writ of habeas corpus should be even more strictly limited than it currently is -- to just death penalty cases and cases in which the prisoner can produce persuasive new evidence of his or her innocence.

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