Brief filed: 01/26/2011
Pethtel v. Ballard
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 10-8178
Decision below 617 F.3d 299 (4th Cir. 2010).
Federal courts disagree whether the “anti-shuttling” provision, or even any provision, of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (IAD) is subject to habeas corpus review. The Constitution charges the federal government with enforcement of interstate compacts such as the IAD. Federal habeasreview is appropriate because it is the only meaningful mechanism by which the IAD can be enforced against unwilling states and the only reasonable remedy for a criminal defendant whose rights under the IAD have been violated.
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