2012 US Code
Title 28 - Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
Part VI - PARTICULAR PROCEEDINGS (§§ 2201 - 4105)
Chapter 154 - SPECIAL HABEAS CORPUS PROCEDURES IN CAPITAL CASES (§§ 2261 - 2266)
Section 2264 - Scope of Federal review; district court adjudications

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Title 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
PART VI - PARTICULAR PROCEEDINGS
CHAPTER 154 - SPECIAL HABEAS CORPUS PROCEDURES IN CAPITAL CASES
Sec. 2264 - Scope of Federal review; district court adjudications
Containssection 2264
Date2012
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 15, 2013
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAdded Pub. L. 104-132, title I, §107(a), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1223.
Statutes at Large Reference110 Stat. 1223
Public Law ReferencePublic Law 104-132

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SPECIAL HABEAS CORPUS PROCEDURES IN CAPITAL CASES - 28 U.S.C. § 2264 (2012)
§2264. Scope of Federal review; district court adjudications

(a) Whenever a State prisoner under capital sentence files a petition for habeas corpus relief to which this chapter applies, the district court shall only consider a claim or claims that have been raised and decided on the merits in the State courts, unless the failure to raise the claim properly is—

(1) the result of State action in violation of the Constitution or laws of the United States;

(2) the result of the Supreme Court's recognition of a new Federal right that is made retroactively applicable; or

(3) based on a factual predicate that could not have been discovered through the exercise of due diligence in time to present the claim for State or Federal post-conviction review.


(b) Following review subject to subsections (a), (d), and (e) of section 2254, the court shall rule on the claims properly before it.

(Added Pub. L. 104–132, title I, §107(a), Apr. 24, 1996, 110 Stat. 1223.)

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