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791. Retroactivity of Amendments to 28 U.S.C. § 2255

The Supreme Court has addressed the issue of the retroactivity of amendments to 28 U.S.C. § 2255, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. See Lindh v. Murphy, No. 96-6298, 1997 WL 338568 (U.S. June 23, 1997).

For guidance on how this decision might affect Department policy, please contact David Kris at (202) 514-9111.

Updated January 21, 2020