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Federal habeas will not consider collateral attacks on state law

Nov 08, 2010 Federal habeas will not consider collateral attacks on state law

"it is only noncompliance with federal law that renders a State’s criminal judgment susceptible to collateral attack in the federal courts." Wilson v. Corcoran, ___ U.S. ___ (Nov. 8, 2010), slip op. at 4.

Wilson is the Supreme Court’s first opinion of this term.

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