Lindh v. Murphy

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Lindh v. Murphy
Seal of the United States Supreme Court
Argued April 14, 1997
Decided June 23, 1997
Full case nameAaron Lindh v. Murphy, Warden
Citations521 U.S. 320 (more)
117 S. Ct. 2059; 138 L. Ed. 2d 481
Court membership
Chief Justice
William Rehnquist
Associate Justices
John P. Stevens · Sandra Day O'Connor
Antonin Scalia · Anthony Kennedy
David Souter · Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg · Stephen Breyer
Case opinions
MajoritySouter, joined by Stevens, O'Connor, Ginsburg, Breyer
DissentRehnquist, joined by Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas
Laws applied
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996

Lindh v. Murphy, 521 U.S. 320 (1997), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996's amendments to Title 28, Section 2254 of the United States Code applies to cases filed after the Act's effective date.[1] The amendments "do not apply to pending noncapital cases such as Lindh's."[1]

In his dissent, Chief Justice William Rehnquist argues that "in light of the whole of our retroactivity jurisprudence," pending cases should be subject to the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996's amendments.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lindh v. Murphy, 521 U.S. 320 (1997).

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