Supreme Court considers federal habeas corpus cases

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Monday in Wall v. Kholi [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report]. The court is considering whether a state court sentence-reduction motion consisting of a plea for leniency constitutes an "application for State post-conviction or other collateral review" under 28 USC 2244(d)(2) [text], resulting in an extension of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) [text, PDF] one-year limitations period for…

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