Thursday, March 22, 2007

Standard for Harmless Error Review in Habeas

Supreme Court hears arguments in 'harmless error' case, Jurist, 3/20/07. In Fry v. Pliler the Court will consider whether whether "a court should apply the 'harmless beyond a reasonable doubt' standard of Chapman v. California or the 'substantial and injurious effect' standard of Brecht v. Abrahamson in a federal habeas proceeding for which the lower state courts did not conduct a harmless error analysis."

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