393 Cited authorities

  1. Strickland v. Washington

    466 U.S. 668 (1984)   Cited 132,743 times   173 Legal Analyses
    Holding that deficient performance means that "counsel's representation fell below an objective standard of reasonableness" as measured by "prevailing professional norms"
  2. United States v. Booker

    543 U.S. 220 (2005)   Cited 22,553 times   22 Legal Analyses
    Holding the Sentencing Guidelines are advisory
  3. Apprendi v. New Jersey

    530 U.S. 466 (2000)   Cited 21,890 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”
  4. Crawford v. Washington

    541 U.S. 36 (2004)   Cited 14,468 times   81 Legal Analyses
    Holding that an absent witness's statements are admissible under the Confrontation Clause "only where the declarant is unavailable, and only where the defendant [] had a prior opportunity to cross-examine"
  5. Blakely v. Washington

    542 U.S. 296 (2004)   Cited 14,077 times   17 Legal Analyses
    Holding that “[w]hen a judge inflicts punishment that the jury's verdict alone does not allow, the jury has not found all the facts ‘which the law makes essential to the punishment,’ and the judge exceeds his proper authority”
  6. Jackson v. Virginia

    443 U.S. 307 (1979)   Cited 69,168 times   16 Legal Analyses
    Holding that court must presume trier of fact resolved all inferences in favor of the prosecution "even if it does not affirmatively appear in the record"
  7. Estelle v. McGuire

    502 U.S. 62 (1991)   Cited 15,837 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that federal habeas courts cannot review state court applications of state procedural rules
  8. Anders v. California

    386 U.S. 738 (1967)   Cited 63,739 times   14 Legal Analyses
    Holding that court-appointed appellate counsel is not required to prosecute an appeal from a criminal conviction after conscientiously determining that there is no merit to the appeal—i.e., that the appeal is "wholly frivolous"—and holding that in such situations, counsel's request for permission to withdraw must be "accompanied by a brief referring to anything in the record that might arguably support the appeal"
  9. Brecht v. Abrahamson

    507 U.S. 619 (1993)   Cited 9,625 times   27 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Kotteakos standard applies to harmless error review on habeas appeal
  10. Batson v. Kentucky

    476 U.S. 79 (1986)   Cited 13,507 times   55 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Equal Protection Clause applies to the use of peremptory strikes
  11. Section 2254 - State custody; remedies in Federal courts

    28 U.S.C. § 2254   Cited 164,265 times   336 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "a determination of a factual issue made by a State court shall be presumed to be correct" and "[t]he applicant shall have the burden of rebutting the presumption of correctness by clear and convincing evidence"