| Part Of Open Phones

Washington Journal

Supreme Court Watch

Participating by telephone, Ms. Duggin will discuss the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. She discussed the nominee’s… read more

Participating by telephone, Ms. Duggin will discuss the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. She discussed the nominee’s rulings on habeas corpus, including a 2003 case Williams v. Price. Judge Alito wrote the majority opinion overturning a lower-court ruling that denied a new hearing for Ronald Williams, a defendant convicted of first-degree murder, even after a juror was overheard making a racist remark immediately after the trial. Judge Alito reasoned that the comment, made outside the jury room, had not been justifiably excluded from consideration by the lower court. His opinion granted Williams the right to argue that his imprisonment had been unlawful.

A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether or not that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether or not he should be released from custody. Ms. Duggin discussed the impact of Judge Alito’s rulings on f close

Report Video Issue

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More Videos From

Open Phones

More Videos
More information about

Supreme Court Watch

43 Views
Program ID:
189997-3
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 22, 2005 | 8:32am EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Nov 22, 2005 | 8:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
Purchase a Download

Supreme Court Watch

  • MP4 video - Standard
    Price:
    $4.99
  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99