319 Cited authorities

  1. Strickland v. Washington

    466 U.S. 668 (1984)   Cited 141,395 times   173 Legal Analyses
    Holding that trial counsel renders ineffective assistance when his performance falls "below an objective standard of reasonableness" and when "there is a reasonable probability that, but for counsel's unprofessional errors, the result of the proceeding would have been different"
  2. Apprendi v. New Jersey

    530 U.S. 466 (2000)   Cited 22,075 times   100 Legal Analyses
    Holding that “[o]ther than the fact of a prior conviction, any fact that increases the penalty for a crime beyond the prescribed statutory maximum must be submitted to a jury, and proved beyond a reasonable doubt”
  3. Wiggins v. Smith

    539 U.S. 510 (2003)   Cited 8,057 times   45 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "counsel chose to abandon their investigation at an unreasonable juncture, making a fully informed decision with respect to sentencing strategy impossible" in light of what the records that they reviewed "actually revealed"
  4. Tennard v. Dretke

    542 U.S. 274 (2004)   Cited 4,673 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that petitioner was entitled to a COA on his Penry claim where his evidence of low IQ and impaired intellectual functioning had "mitigating dimension beyond the impact it has on the individual's ability to act deliberately"
  5. Ring v. Arizona

    536 U.S. 584 (2002)   Cited 4,630 times   51 Legal Analyses
    Holding that “[i]f a State makes an increase in a defendant's authorized punishment contingent on the finding of a fact, that fact—no matter how the State labels it—must be found by a jury beyond a reasonable doubt”
  6. Neder v. United States

    527 U.S. 1 (1999)   Cited 4,153 times   31 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the failure to submit an uncontested element of an offense to a jury may be harmless
  7. Roper v. Simmons

    543 U.S. 551 (2005)   Cited 2,895 times   38 Legal Analyses
    Holding "that the death penalty cannot be imposed upon juvenile offenders"
  8. Chapman v. California

    386 U.S. 18 (1967)   Cited 21,696 times   28 Legal Analyses
    Holding that error is harmless only if "harmless beyond a reasonable doubt"
  9. Sullivan v. Louisiana

    508 U.S. 275 (1993)   Cited 2,870 times   15 Legal Analyses
    Holding that correct inquiry for harmless error review is "whether the guilty verdict actually rendered in this trial was surely unattributable to the error" (second emphasis added)
  10. Hewitt v. Helms

    459 U.S. 460 (1983)   Cited 4,491 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that moving a prisoner from general population to administrative segregation is a deprivation of liberty that must be accompanied by due process of law
  11. Section 15

    Cal. Const. art. I § 15   Cited 1,698 times
    Affording “the right ... to compel attendance of witnesses in the defendant's behalf”
  12. Section 7

    Cal. Const. art. I § 7   Cited 1,222 times
    Guaranteeing due process and equal protection
  13. Section 17

    Cal. Const. art. I § 17   Cited 579 times
    Prohibiting cruel or unusual punishment