writ of habeas corpus

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Petitioner Carlos Manuel Ayestas was convicted and sentenced to death for murder in 1995. See Ayestas v. Stephens, 817 F.3d 888, 892 (5th Cir. 2016). After the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed his conviction and sentence, Ayestas petitioned for...

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In 1982, Gary Bradford Cone, a Vietnam veteran, was found guilty and sentenced to death in a Tennessee criminal court for the murder of two elderly people during the commission of a robbery. See Cone v. Bell, 492 F.3d 743, 748 (6th...

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Oral argument: Dec. 9, 2008

Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (June 19, 2007)

FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS REVIEW, HABEAS PETITION, WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS, PROCEDURAL DEFAULT,...
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This case comes before the Supreme Court more than four years after the most violent act of terrorism ever committed on American soil. See Brief for the Respondents in Opposition at 2. The September 11th...

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The facts of Magwood’s offense are not in dispute. Magwood v. Culliver, 55 f.3d 968, 970 (11th Cir. 2009). On March 1, 1979, when Thomas Weeks, a Coffee County Deputy Sheriff, arrived at the Coffee County jail house,...