Gilbert32 Wrote:
Apr 20, 2013 10:05 AM
The endless habeas corpus litigation that has developed in death penalty cases is the problem. You lawyers out there correct me if I'm wrong, but don't these habeas corpus cases begin AFTER the Supreme Court has already rejected the condemned's appeal? Isn't the normal Constitutional appeals process in a state case trial court-intermediate state appellate court-state supreme court-US Supreme Court? If the state supreme court is the final arbiter of state law, and the US Supreme Court is the final arbiter of federal law, wouldn't all of these endless habeas corpus based appeals be precluded by the fact that, in those cases, the Supreme Court has already ruled? If so, the aren't the lawyers that bring such actions, and the local federal