Allen v. McCurry Case Brief

Facts of the Case

The plaintiff was convicted of drug possession and assault. On appeal, he did not allege that the state court denied him a full and fair opportunity to litigate his claims. Thus, he was barred by the decision in Stone v. Powell (unable to seek writ of habeas corpus). Later, the plaintiff brought a damages suit arising from the same incident. The district court granted summary judgment for the defendants in the second case under the doctrine of collateral estoppel.





Case Information

Citation: 449 US 90 (1980)
Argued: Oct 8, 1980
Decided: Dec 9, 1980
Case Brief: 1980