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Stone v. Powell (1976)

  • By: David L. Hudson Jr.
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

In Stone v. Powell, 428 U.S. 465 (1976), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state inmates cannot pursue federal habeas corpus claims—collateral attacks of state criminal convictions in federal court—based on alleged Fourth Amendment violations if the ...

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