Sunday, April 24, 2011

On April 24

On this day in ...
... 1996 (15 years ago today), U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act into law. It was introduced in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing on which we've posted here, here, and here. As detailed in the full text, however, the scope of this legislation -- known as AEDPA -- ranged far beyond the domestic terrorism at issue in that incident. AEDPA thus placed limits on the writ of habeas corpus (in capital and noncapital matters) and on challenges to immigration proceedings.

(Prior April 24 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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