American Judges Association


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July 2003


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 40:2 (2003), pp. 16-23. Copyright © 2003 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


In criminal cases, this term of the United States Supreme Court had several important decisions, but no landmark cases. The Court continued to favor law enforcement. One significant development was the substantial impact of section 2254(d) of the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act is having in closing the door of federal courts to state prisoners petitioning for the writ of habeas corpus. Here are several of the important criminal decisions decided this term.

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