393 Cited authorities

  1. Strickland v. Washington

    466 U.S. 668 (1984)   Cited 150,971 times   173 Legal Analyses
    Holding that an attorney's performance is constitutionally ineffective when he renders deficient performance that prejudices the defendant
  2. Williams v. Taylor

    529 U.S. 362 (2000)   Cited 35,787 times   66 Legal Analyses
    Holding that counsel's performance was deficient when their investigation failed to uncover "extensive records" filled with mitigation evidence concerning the defendant's family history, education, mental health, and rehabilitation
  3. Miller v. Alabama

    567 U.S. 460 (2012)   Cited 6,223 times   63 Legal Analyses
    Holding juveniles are not subject to mandatory life without parole statutes even for homicide
  4. Estelle v. McGuire

    502 U.S. 62 (1991)   Cited 18,729 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a federal habeas court may not reexamine state court determinations of state law questions
  5. Kyles v. Whitley

    514 U.S. 419 (1995)   Cited 6,878 times   36 Legal Analyses
    Holding the State's disclosure obligation turns on the cumulative effect of all suppressed evidence favorable to the defense
  6. Neder v. United States

    527 U.S. 1 (1999)   Cited 4,689 times   31 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the failure to submit an uncontested element of an offense to a jury may be harmless
  7. Jones v. Barnes

    463 U.S. 745 (1983)   Cited 10,734 times   21 Legal Analyses
    Holding that it was not ineffective assistance for appellate counsel to decline to make every nonfrivolous argument requested by the defendant
  8. Roper v. Simmons

    543 U.S. 551 (2005)   Cited 3,270 times   38 Legal Analyses
    Holding "that the death penalty cannot be imposed upon juvenile offenders"
  9. Chapman v. California

    386 U.S. 18 (1967)   Cited 22,783 times   29 Legal Analyses
    Holding that error is harmless only if "harmless beyond a reasonable doubt"
  10. Atkins v. Virginia

    536 U.S. 304 (2002)   Cited 2,994 times   54 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the execution of mentally retarded offenders violates the Eighth Amendment
  11. Section Amendment VI - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions

    U.S. Const. amend. VI   Cited 25,897 times
    Granting the accused the right to be tried "by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed."
  12. Section Amendment XIV - Rights Guaranteed: Privileges and Immunities of Citizenship, Due Process, and Equal Protection

    U.S. Const. amend. XIV   Cited 10,658 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Prohibiting deprivations by “State”
  13. Section Amendment VIII - Further Guarantees in Criminal Cases

    U.S. Const. amend. VIII   Cited 8,193 times
    Prohibiting the "inflict[ion]" of "cruel and unusual punishment"
  14. Section 15

    Cal. Const. art. I § 15   Cited 3,191 times
    Affording “the right ... to compel attendance of witnesses in the defendant's behalf”
  15. Section 16

    Cal. Const. art. I § 16   Cited 1,715 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Stating that the right to a "trial by jury is an inviolate right"
  16. Rule 8.630 - Briefs by parties and amicus curiae

    Cal. R. 8.630   Cited 16 times

    (a)Contents and form Except as provided in this rule, briefs in appeals from judgments of death must comply as nearly as possible with rules 8.200 and 8.204. (Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.) (b) Length (1) A brief produced on a computer must not exceed the following limits, including footnotes: (A) Appellant's opening brief: 102,000 words. (B) Respondent's brief: 102,000 words. If the Chief Justice permits the appellant to file an opening brief that exceeds the limit set in (1)(A) or