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Federal Habeas Corpus Practice and Procedure is a two-volume set consisting of practical advice and analysis of U.S. Supreme Court cases written by subject matter experts Randy Hertz and James S. Liebman. The newest edition includes comprehensive coverage of:

•   The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA);
•   Requirements states must satisfy to obtain AEDPA "opt-in" benefits;
•   Statutes of limitations;
•   Petition filing requirements;
•   Appointment of counsel;
•   Range and types of discovery;
•   Standards for obtaining federal evidentiary hearings;
•   Exhaustion of state remedies;
•   Procedural default;
•   Standards for applying AEDPA's section 2254(d)(1) and (d)(2);
•   Successive petitions;
•   Obtaining a certificate of appealability;
•   Federal prisoner practice under section 2255;
•   Types of claims that have led to the granting of the writ;
•   Military Commissions Act of 2006;
•   Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006;
•   USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005; and
•   REAL ID Act of 2005.

The treatise and the accompanying Supplement include extensive analysis of the latest habeas corpus case law as well as important statutory changes that directly affect you and your clients. Federal Habeas Corpus Practice and Procedure is the authoritative treatise that your clients need you to have and your practice absolutely demands.

The Seventh Edition is presented in a new, 2-binder loose-leaf format. To improve ease of use, annual revisions and updates will be issued in the form of replacement loose-leaf pages rather than a separate cumulative supplement.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1 Format
Chapter 2 A General Description of Habeas Corpus
Chapter 3 Overview of the Federal Habeas Corpus Process Under AEDPA
Chapter 4 The Client

PART II: TIMING OF A FEDERAL HABEAS CORPUS PETITION; STATE REMEDIES
Chapter 5 Order of Remedies and Timing
Chapter 6 State Postconviction Remedies
Chapter 7 State Remedies: Professional and Constitutional Issues

PART III: HABEAS CORPUS JURISDICTION
Chapter 8 Subject-Matter Jurisdiction: Custody
Chapter 9 Subject-Matter Jurisdiction: Cognizable Claims
Chapter 10 Rules Governing Selection of Respondent and Forum
Chapter 11 The Petition

PART IV: ANCILLARY AND SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS UPON FILING
Chapter 12 Indigents and Appointment of Counsel
Chapter 13 Stays of Execution
Chapter 14 Modification of Custody Status
Chapter 15 Summary of Proceedings
Chapter 16 The State’s Response
Chapter 17 Reply, Amendment, and Petitioner-Initiated Summary Proceedings

PART V: MAGISTRATE JUDGE PRACTICE AND FACT-DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURES
Chapter 18 Magistrate Judge Practice
Chapter 19 Prehearing Fact-Development Procedures
Chapter 20 Right to a Hearing; Effect of State Factfindings
Chapter 21 Conduct of the Hearing

PART VI: PROCEDURAL DEFENSES
Chapter 22 Introduction to Procedural Defenses
Chapter 23 Exhaustion of State Remedies
Chapter 24 Prejudicial Delay
Chapter 25 Nonretroactivity
Chapter 26 Adequate and Independent State Grounds
Chapter 27 ‘‘Full and Fair Opportunity to Litigation" Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule Claims
Chapter 28 Successive Petitions

PART VII: ADJUDICATION OF THE MERITS
Chapter 29 Briefing
Chapter 30 The Merits Determination
Chapter 31 Harmless Error
Chapter 32 The Determination Whether to Grant Relief: Section 2254(d)
Chapter 33 Relief

PART VIII: POSTJUDGMENT PROCEEDINGS; APPEALS
Chapter 34 Postjudgment Proceedings
Chapter 35 Initiating the Appeal
Chapter 36 Ancillary Appellate Proceedings
Chapter 37 The Appeal
Chapter 38 Postjudgment, Pre-Certiorari Proceedings
Chapter 39 Certiorari
Chapter 40 Original Habeas Corpus Proceedings


PART IX: FEDERAL PRISONERS AND DETAINEES
Chapter 41 Section 2255 Motions by Federal Prisoners
Chapter 42 Immigration Cases
Appendices
Index