470 Cited authorities

  1. Strickland v. Washington

    466 U.S. 668 (1984)   Cited 146,580 times   173 Legal Analyses
    Holding that prejudice for IAC claims requires showing "that there is a reasonable probability that, but for counsel's unprofessional errors, the result of the proceeding would have been different"
  2. 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”
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. County of Sacramento v. Lewis

    523 U.S. 833 (1998)   Cited 7,747 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a highspeed chase where a police officer ran over and killed the passenger on a fleeing motorcycle did not violate substantive due process
  6. Miranda v. Arizona

    384 U.S. 436 (1966)   Cited 56,990 times   62 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a suspect "must be clearly informed that he has the right to consult with a lawyer and to have the lawyer with him during interrogation"
  7. 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
  8. 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"
  9. Davis v. Washington

    547 U.S. 813 (2006)   Cited 4,404 times   32 Legal Analyses
    Holding that statements made "in the course of police interrogation" are testimonial when made under "circumstances objectively indicat[ing] ... that the primary purpose of the interrogation [was] to establish or prove past events potentially relevant to later criminal prosecution"
  10. Wolff v. McDonnell

    418 U.S. 539 (1974)   Cited 17,706 times   5 Legal Analyses
    Holding that declaratory judgment as a predicate to a damages award would not be barred, but that a civil rights claim that would affect the duration of incarceration is foreclosed by Preiser
  11. Section 2254 - State custody; remedies in Federal courts

    28 U.S.C. § 2254   Cited 186,257 times   342 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"
  12. Section 15

    Cal. Const. art. I § 15   Cited 3,150 times
    Affording “the right ... to compel attendance of witnesses in the defendant's behalf”
  13. Rule 704 - Opinion on an Ultimate Issue

    Fed. R. Evid. 704   Cited 2,634 times   10 Legal Analyses
    Rejecting as "empty rhetoric" the notion that some expert testimony is inadmissible because it usurps the "province of the jury."
  14. Section 7

    Cal. Const. art. I § 7   Cited 1,923 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Guaranteeing due process and equal protection
  15. Section 16

    Cal. Const. art. I § 16   Cited 1,692 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Stating that the right to a "trial by jury is an inviolate right"
  16. Section 921.141 - Sentence of death or life imprisonment for capital felonies; further proceedings to determine sentence

    Fla. Stat. § 921.141   Cited 1,406 times   16 Legal Analyses
    Recognizing "the influence of extreme mental or emotional disturbance" as a mitigating factor
  17. Section 17

    Cal. Const. art. I § 17   Cited 1,296 times
    Prohibiting cruel or unusual punishment
  18. Section 2929.03 - Imposition of sentence for aggravated murder

    Ohio Rev. Code § 2929.03   Cited 983 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Describing trial jury's role in determining the sentence for a capital defendant
  19. Section 9711 - Sentencing procedure for murder of the first degree

    42 Pa. C.S. § 9711   Cited 679 times
    Holding that the victim's statements about the defendant that were communicated to the defendant were not hearsay when the statements were offered to prove the defendant's motive for killing the victim
  20. Section 3591 - Sentence of death

    18 U.S.C. § 3591   Cited 531 times   8 Legal Analyses
    Listing mitigating factors to be considered "in determining whether a sentence of death is to be imposed"