Gonzalez v. Crosby

NACDL amicus curiae brief. Whether the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA)'s habeas restrictions on second or successive petitions preclude the use of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b) to reopen a final judgment. Successive habeas petitions and Rule 60(b) motions are distinct applications to the court, which serve different purposes, raise different issues, seek different relief, and thus do not overlap.

Brief filed: 02/25/2005


Gonzalez v. Crosby

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 04-6432



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Prof. M Aya Gruber, et al., Florida International University College of Law.