398 Cited authorities

  1. Williams v. Taylor

    529 U.S. 362 (2000)   Cited 34,929 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
  2. United States v. Booker

    543 U.S. 220 (2005)   Cited 24,461 times   25 Legal Analyses
    Holding the Sentencing Guidelines are advisory
  3. Apprendi v. New Jersey

    530 U.S. 466 (2000)   Cited 25,425 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. Blakely v. Washington

    542 U.S. 296 (2004)   Cited 16,308 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”
  5. Crawford v. Washington

    541 U.S. 36 (2004)   Cited 16,266 times   82 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Sixth Amendment's Confrontation Clause bars "admission of testimonial statements of a witness who did not appear at trial unless he was unavailable to testify, and the defendant had had a prior opportunity for cross-examination"
  6. Jackson v. Virginia

    443 U.S. 307 (1979)   Cited 73,855 times   17 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 18,229 times   9 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a federal habeas court may not reexamine state court determinations of state law questions
  8. Batson v. Kentucky

    476 U.S. 79 (1986)   Cited 14,557 times   59 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Equal Protection Clause applies to the use of peremptory strikes
  9. Graham v. Florida

    560 U.S. 48 (2010)   Cited 3,905 times   46 Legal Analyses
    Holding that Eighth Amendment prohibits life without parole for juveniles convicted of nonhomicide offenses
  10. Tennard v. Dretke

    542 U.S. 274 (2004)   Cited 5,005 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"
  11. Section 7

    Cal. Const. art. I § 7   Cited 1,923 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Guaranteeing due process and equal protection
  12. Rule 106 - Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements

    Fed. R. Evid. 106   Cited 905 times   8 Legal Analyses
    Providing that a party is entitled to the admission of any part of a recorded statement which ought, in fairness, be considered contemporaneously with the portion of a statement excerpted by an adverse party
  13. Rule 8.360 - Briefs by parties and amici curiae

    Cal. R. 8.360   Cited 92 times

    (a)Contents and form Except as provided in this rule, briefs in criminal appeals 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 25,500 words, including footnotes. Such a brief must include a certificate by appellate counsel or an unrepresented defendant stating the number of words in the brief; the person certifying may rely on the word count of the computer program used to prepare

  14. Rule 8.600 - Renumbered effective April 25, 2019

    Cal. R. 8.600   Cited 1 times

    Cal. R. Ct. 8.600 Rule 8.600 renumbered as rule 8.603.