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(2006-2015)
CASES
CJLF cases participated in 2006-2015, with link to CJLF brief, the issue addressed, and the citation (if available).
Jones v. Davis (2015) Citation not available.
Death penalty: Delays
Connecticut v. Santiago, 318 Conn. 1, 122 A.3d 1 (Conn. 2015)
Death penalty: Prospective-only repeal
Glossip v. Gross, 576 U.S. __, 192 L.Ed.2d 761 (2015)
Death penalty: Lethal injection
Ohio v. Clark, 576 U.S. 237 __, 192 L.Ed.2d 306 (2015)
Evidence: Child statement
Elonis v. United States, 575 U.S. 723, 192 L.Ed.2d 1 (2015)
First Amendment: Threats
Jennings v. Stephens, 574 U.S. 271, 190 L.Ed.2d 662 (2015)
Habeas corpus: Issues on appeal
Hall v. Florida, 572 U.S. 701, 188 L.Ed.2d 1007 (2014)
Death penalty: Retardation
People v. Moffett, 58 Cal.4th 1354, 171 Cal. Rptr. 3d 421 (2014),
consolidated with People v. Gutierrez Juveniles: LWOP
White v. Woodall, 572 U.S. 415, 188 L.Ed.2d 698 (2014)
Habeas corpus: 2254(d)—No adverse inference
Kansas v. Cheever , 571 U.S. 87, 187 L.Ed.2d 519 (2013)
Self-incrimination: Mental examination
Cook v. FDA, 733 F.3d 1 (D.C. 2013)
Death penalty: Importation of drugs
Salinas v. Texas, 570 U.S. 178, 186 L.Ed.2d 376 (2013)
Self-incrimination: Pre-arrest silence
Trevino v. Thaler, 569 U.S. 413, 185 L.Ed.2d 1044 (2013)
Habeas corpus: Procedural default
Chaidez v. United States, 568 U.S. 342, 185 L.Ed.2d 149 (2013)
Habeas Corpus: Retroactivity
United States v. Alvarez, 567 U.S. 709, 183 L.Ed.2d 574 (2012)
Fourth Amendment: Stolen Valor Act
Lafler v. Cooper/Missouri v. Frye, 566 U.S. 156, 182 L.Ed.2d 398 (2012)
Counsel: Plea bargains
Martinez v. Ryan566 U.S. 1, 182 L.Ed.2d 272 (2012)
Habeas corpus: Right to counsel
Maples v. Thomas, 565 U.S. 266, 181 L.Ed.2d 807 (2012)
Habeas corpus: Ineffective assist. of counsel as cause for default
Perry v. New Hampshire, 565 U.S. 228, 181 L.Ed.2d 694 (2012)
Evidence: Eyewitness notification
Davis v. United States, 564 U.S. 229, 180 L.Ed.2d 285 (2011)
Search and seizure: Reliance of existing law
Brown (formerly Schwarzenegger) v. Plata, 563 U.S. 493, 179 L.Ed.2d 969 (2011)
Jury trial
Cullen v. Pinholster, 563 U.S. 170, 179 L.Ed.2d 557 (2011)
Habeas corpus: New evidence
Tolentino v. New York, 563 U.S. 123, 179 L.Ed.2d 470 (2011)
Search and seizure: Government records
Walker v. Martin, 562 U.S. 307, 179 L.Ed.2d 62 (2011)
Habeas corpus: Adequate state ground
Harrington v. Richter, 562 U.S. 86, 178 L.Ed.2d 624 (2011)
Habeas corpus: Summary dispositions
Premo v. Moore, 562 U.S. 115, 178 L.Ed.2d 649 (2011)
Habeas corpus: Attack on guilty plea
United States v. Ghailani , 751 F.Supp.2d 515 (2010)
Speedy trial: Noncriminal custody
Holland v. Florida, 560 U.S. 631, 177 L.Ed.2d 130 (2010)
Habeas corpus: Tolling limitations
Berghuis v. Thompkins, 560 U.S. 370, 176 L.Ed.2d 1098 (2010)
Self-incrimination: Implied waiver
Graham v. Florida
Sullivan v. Florida
, 560 U.S. 181, 176 L.Ed.2d 919 (2010)
Sentencing: Juvenile LWOP
Barnett v. Superior Court, 50 Cal.4th 890, 237 P.3d 980 (2010)
Discovery: Postjudgment in DP cases
Berghuis v. Smith, 560 U.S. 370 176 L.Ed.2d 1098 (2010)
Jury: Cross-section
Valdivia v. Schwarzenegger, 599 F.3d 984 (9th Cir. 2010)
Parole: Revocation
Maryland v. Shatzer, 559 U.S. 98, 175 L.Ed.2d 1045 (2010)
Counsel: Interrogation
Wood v. Allen, 558 U.S. 290, 175 L.Ed.2d 738 (2010)
Habeas corpus: State court findings
McDaniel v. Brown, 558 U.S. 120, 175 L.Ed.2d 582 (2010)
Habeas corpus: New evidence and 2254(d)
Beard v. Kindler, 558 U.S. 53, 175 L.Ed.2d 417 (2009)
Habeas corpus: Procedural default
Kansas v. Ventris, 556 U.S. 586, 173 L.Ed.2d 801 (2009)
Counsel: Jailhouse informant
Cone v. Bell, 556 U.S. 449, 173 L.Ed.2d 701 (2009)
Habeas corpus: Procedural default
Rivera v. Illinois, 556 U.S. 148, 173 L.Ed.2d 320 (2009)
Equal protection: Review of Batson claims
Philip Morris v. Williams, 556 U.S. 178, 173 L.Ed.2d 346 (2009)
Procedural default: Adequate state ground
Arizona v. Johnson, 555 U.S. 323, 172 L.Ed.2d 694 (2009)
Search and seizure: frisk of passengers
Oregon v. Ice, 555 U.S. 160, 172 L.Ed.2d 517 (2009)
Sentencing: Jury for consecutive
Hedgpeth v. Pulido, 555 U.S. 57, 172 L.Ed.2d 388 (2008)
Harmless error: Standard of review
Bell v. Kelly, 555 U.S. 55, 172 L.Ed.2d 353 (2008)
Habeas corpus: Deference standard
People v. Hernandez (2008) Citation not available.
Jury trial: Sentencing Factors
Indiana v. Edwards, 554 U.S. 164, 171 L.Ed.2d 345 (2008)
Counsel: Competency for self-representation
Boumediene v. Bush/Al Odah, 553 U.S. 723, 171 L.Ed.2d 41 (2008)
Habeas corpus: Enemy detainees
People v. S.Ct. (Humberto S.), 43 Cal.4th 737, 182 P.3d 600 (2008)
Evidence: District Attorney and victim privacy
Baze v. Rees , 553 U.S. 35, 170 L.Ed.2d 420 (2008)
Death penalty: Lethal injection
Medellin v. Texas, 552 U.S. 491, 170 L.Ed.2d 190 (2008)
International law: Vienna Convention
Allen v. Siebert, 552 U.S. 3, 169 L.Ed.2d 329 (2007)
Habeas corpus: Limitations, tolling
People v. Taylor, 9 N.Y.3d 129 (2007)
Death penalty: New York law
United States v. Lujan, 504 F.3d 1003 (9th Cir. 2007)
DNA Testing: Suspicionless searches
United States v. Meier (2007) Citation not available.
DNA Testing: Suspicionless searches
Getsy v. Mitchell, 495 F.3d 295 (6th Cir. 2007)
Habeas Corpus: Clearly established law
People v. Sandoval, 41 Cal.4th 825 (2007)
Jury trial: Sentencing factors
Panetti v. Quarterman, 551 U.S. 930, 168 L.Ed.2d 662 (2007)
Death penalty: Competency for execution
Fry v. Pliler, 551 U.S. 112, 168 L.Ed.2d 16 (2007)
Habeas corpus: Harmless error
Roper v. Weaver, 550 U.S. 598, 167 L.Ed.2d 966 (2007)
Due Process: Prosecutor argument
Schriro v. Landrigan, 550 U.S. 465, 167 L.Ed.2d 836 (2007)
Death penalty
Smith v. Texas, 550 U.S. 297, 167 L.Ed.2d 632 (2007)
Death penalty: Jury instructions
Irons v. Carey, 505 F.3d 846 (9th Cir. 2007)
Habeas corpus: Constitutionality of 2254(d)(1)
Whorton v. Bockting, 549 U.S. 406, 167 L.Ed.2d 1 (2007)
Habeas corpus: Retro. of Crawford
Burton v. Stewart, 549 U.S. 147, 166 L.Ed.2d 628 (2007)
Habeas corpus: Retro. of Blakely
Carey v. Musladin, 549 U.S. 70, 166 L.Ed.2d 482 (2006)
Habeas corpus: deference
Ex parte Medellin, 223 S.W.3d 315 (2006)
Habeas Corpus: Vienna Convention
Ayers v. Belmontes, 549 U.S. 7, 166 L.Ed.2d 334 (2006)
Death penalty: Catch-all instruction
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557, 165 L.Ed.2d 723 (2006)
Habeas corpus: Detainee Treatment Act
Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon, 548 U.S. 331, 165 L.Ed.2d 557 (2006)
Evidence: Vienna Convention
Washington v. Recuenco, 548 U.S. 212, 165 L.Ed.2d 466 (2006)
Jury trial: Blakely and harmless error
Kansas v. Marsh, 548 U.S. 163, 165 L.Ed.2d 429 (2006)
Death penalty: Aggravating=mitigating
Samson v. California, 547 U.S. 843, 165 L.Ed.2d 250 (2006)
Search and seizure: Parol search condition
Hudson v. Michigan, 547 U.S. 586, 165 L.Ed.2d 56 (2006)
Search and seizure: Knock-notice & excl. rule
Hill v. McDonough, 547 U.S. 573, 165 L.Ed.2d 44 (2006)
Death penalty: Method challenge procedure
Muntaqim v. Coombe (2006) Citation not available.
Voting: Felon disenfranchisement
Rice v. Collins, 546 U.S. 333, 163 L.Ed.2d 824 (2006)
Jury: Batson review
Brown v. Sanders, 546 U.S. 212, 163 L.Ed.2d 723 (2006)
Death penalty: Invalid aggravator/harmless