Argument preview: Justices to consider when a Rule 59 motion is actually a second-or-successive habeas petition

When Congress dramatically narrowed federal post-conviction review of state criminal convictions in the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, one of the central changes was to make it almost impossible for state prisoners to bring “second-or-successive” federal habeas petitions—to take another shot at … Continue reading Argument preview: Justices to consider when a Rule 59 motion is actually a second-or-successive habeas petition