Lawrence v. Florida

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Brief filed: 06/26/2006


Lawrence v. Florida

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 05-8820


An application for state post-conviction or other collateral review is “pending” under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), 28 U.S.C. § 2244(d)(2), while the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether to grant certiorari review of the case. Even if the statute is unclear, any ambiguity should be decided in favor of the petitioner.

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Matthew M. Shors, Charles E. Borden and Steven E. Swaney, O’Melveney & Myers LLP, Washington, D.C.