Criminal Justice Test 1 Review

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Criminal Justice Test 1 Review 30 MC 3 SA 1. Rummell vs. Estelle a. 3 strikes law in Texas b. Rummell was sentenced to life in prison after committing the same criminal act three times. c. Pushiment was not disproportionate to his crime was the holding. 2. Ewing vs. California a. 3 strikes case b. Stole golf clubs from a sporting store. c. 3 prior convictions of theft 3. Appeal, Section 1983, Habeas Corpus a. Appeal i. After a conviction of a crime they may file for appeal ii. The appeal goes to the intermediate appellate court in the State or federal court system the conviction was issued. iii. Appeals must claim that an error occurred in the trial applying to the law and or legal procedure. iv. Does not examine evidence v. Harmless errors b. Habeas Corpus i. If appeals fail you can still file for a habeas corpus petition ii. Provides the ability to challenge their convictions if new discoveries are found about the police, prosecutors, or judges. iii. 1791, but ratified in 1788
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2009 for the course CJUS 3100 taught by Professor Exum during the Spring '09 term at UNC Charlotte.

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