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  1. Daniel
    February 3, 2017

    I used to work as a staff clerk on the Seventh Circuit handling habeas petitions and it is very true that AEDPA creates a nearly insurmountable barrier to challenges under 18 USC 2254. Moreover, if AEDPA was intended to create judicial efficiency, it has completely backfired. More time and resources was spent unspooling the web of procedural arguments and arguments over “clearly established” law than and hearing on the merits. AEDPA is terrible policy no matter where you stand politically.

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