‘IN-CUSTODY’ REQUIREMENT FOR FEDERAL HABEAS DEPENDS ON JUDGMENT BEING CHALLENGED

By Dale Chappell Author of Federal Habeas Corpus for State Prisoners: An Insider’s Guide Alaska v. Wright, 141 S. Ct. 1467 (2021) In this case, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified that the “in-custody” requirement of federal habeas corpus, which is a jurisdictional hurdle, depends on which “judgment” the petitioner is in custody for, not whether […]

Mandatory Sex Offender Registration Unconstitutional for Colorado Juveniles

Note: This post is adapted from an article I wrote for Criminal Legal News Magazine (criminallegalnews.org). Please contact them for permission to use any part of this article. Thanks — Dale Chappell, the Zen Law Guy Colorado Supreme Court Declares Mandatory Lifetime Sex Offender Registry Unconstitutional for Juveniles By Dale Chappell The Colorado Supreme Court […]