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What is a Federal 2255 Motion?
June 21, 2022
Scott v. U.S., Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Filed May 23, 2018: Brady Claims are always “Second and Successive” Under the AEDPA… Or Are They?
July 30, 2018
Browning v. Baker et al., 9th Circuit, filed 9/20/17: HABEAS WIN on Brady claim, and Trial Counsel Ineffectiveness re: Investigation.
September 22, 2017
Tanner v. Yukins, 6th Cir., filed 8/15/17: Habeas WIN on a sufficiency of the evidence claim.
August 29, 2017
Maurice S. Hope v. Cartledge, Warden (4th Cir, 5/22/17): Denial of habeas relief when trial counsel fails to request alibi instruction; important dissent by Judge Thacker who offers lesson in due process first principles.
May 30, 2017
Nicandor Rodriguez v. Bush, Appellate No. 14-7297, 15-6716 (4th Cir, filed Nov. 23, 2016), Federal Habeas Loss b/c No Fed Right to Plea
November 29, 2016
Sullivan v. Sec’y, Florida Department of Corrections (11th Cir. 9/20/16). Martinez Win in Non-Capital Habeas!
September 22, 2016
In re: John Earl McFadden, A Blow for Inmates Seeking Successive Habeas Petitions, No. 15-206 (4th Cir. 2016).
June 20, 2016
SCOTUS BATSON WIN!!!!!
May 23, 2016
Richard A. Nicolas v. AG of Maryland, Richard Graham, Warden (4th Circuit Habeas loss on a Brady claim) or, Letting the Cheating Prosecutors Continue to Get Away with It (Op. No. 15-6616, filed April 27, 2016).
April 27, 2016