Lindh v. Murphy
|Lindh v. Murphy|
|Argued April 14, 1997|
Decided June 23, 1997
|Full case name||Aaron Lindh v. Murphy, Warden|
|Citations||521 U.S. 320 (more)|
117 S. Ct. 2059; 138 L. Ed. 2d 481
|Majority||Souter, joined by Stevens, O'Connor, Ginsburg, Breyer|
|Dissent||Rehnquist, joined by Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas|
|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. The amendments "do not apply to pending noncapital cases such as Lindh's."
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.
- Text of Lindh v. Murphy, 521 U.S. 320 (1997) is available from: CourtListener Justia Library of Congress Oyez (oral argument audio)
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