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Lambert v. Blackwell

Significance, Comity And Exhaustion, A Teenage Love Triangle, Back To Prison, Impact, Further Readings


Lisa Michelle Lambert


Charlotte Blackwell and the State of Pennsylvania

Appellant's Claim

That she should be granted habeas corpus and should be allowed to claim innocence from having committed the murder for which she was convicted.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

Peter S. Greenberg

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Richard A. Sprague

Justices for the Court

Arthur L. Alarcon, Morton Greenberg, Carol Mansmann (writing for the court)

Justices Dissenting



Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Date of Decision

29 December 1997


Ruled against Lambert, returning her to prison.

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  • Townsend v. Sain, 372 U.S. 293 (1963).
  • Fay v. Noia, 372 U.S. 391 (1963).
  • Wainwright v. Sykes, 433 U.S. 72 (1977).
  • Herrera v. Collins, 113 S. Ct. 853 (1993).
  • Schlup v. Delo, 513 U.S. 298 (1995).

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