Lockyer v. Andrade

Leandro Andrade was found guilty of two felony counts of petty theft with a prior conviction after he stole... Continued

Ewing v. California

On March 12, 2000, Gary Ewing, a serial offender with a long history of criminal convictions, was arrested for... Continued

Pliler v. Ford

Richard Ford filed a habeas corpus petition in federal district court five days before the one-year statute of... Continued

Brown v. Payton

A California court sentenced William Payton to death for murder and attempted murder. Payton appealed and alleged the... Continued

Florida v. Nixon

A Florida court convicted Joe Elton Nixon of murder and sentenced him to death. During the trial Nixon's lawyer told... Continued