After reviewing the historical expansion of the writ of habeas corpus to allow broader federal relief for state prisoners, the author examines the more recent trend of limiting the bounds of habeas corpus, especially as a result of the Stone v. Powell decision. Based on an examination of the evolution of the modern-day writ, the author predicts future developments.
Ronald D. Poltorack,
The Scope of Federal Habeas Corpus Relief for State Prisoners,
32 U. Miami L. Rev.
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