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AUGUSTE v. RIDGE

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Immigration Law
In order to constitute torture under the United Nations Convention against Torture, an act must be inflicted with the specific intent to cause severe...
01/20/2005 04-1739

JACOBS v. HORN

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of plaintiff's habeas petition is reversed where his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance during the guilt phase by failing to...
01/20/2005 01-9000

US v. HENDRICKS

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
If a defendant makes statements as part of a reciprocal and integrated conversation with a government informant, who later becomes unavailable for...
01/18/2005 04-2465

US v. DAVIES

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for burning down a church is reversed where defendant has demonstrated that he is "actually innocent" of the charge since, in...
01/13/2005 03-1933

YAN v. ASHCROFT

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Plaintiff's petition for review is granted where the Immigration Judge improperly found plaintiff credible, and, at the same time, rejected portions...
01/04/2005 03-3761

DEFOY v. MCCULLOUGH

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
A Pennsylvania state prisoner, challenging his denial of parole on Fifth Amendment grounds, is not required to first seek a writ of mandamus in state...
01/04/2005 03-3474

LEIA v. ASHCROFT

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Plaintiff's petition for review is granted where an opinion interpreting the authentication requirements was not available at the time plaintiff's...
01/04/2005 03-2420
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