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Federal habeas will not consider collateral attacks on state law

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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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