Deemer v. Beard

Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner (On Petition for Writ of Certiorari).

Brief filed: 04/23/2014


Deemer v. Beard

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 13-1153

Prior Decision

Decision below --- Fed. Appx. ---, 2014 WL 764862 (3rd Cir. Feb 27, 2014).


The applicability of Heck’s favorable-termination requirement to litigants for whom habeas relief is unavailable is an issue of wide-reaching importance. The minority interpretation of Heck is deeply misguided and should be corrected by this Court.

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Igor V. Timofeyev, Mary-Elizabeth M. Hadley, and Kathleen K. Sheridan, Paul Hastings LLP, Washington, DC; Jeffrey T. Green, Washington, DC.