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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Ohlin
Jackson v. Virginia
Citation:443 U.S. 307 (1979)
In re Winship made clear that due process requires that the prosecution demonstrate each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Using this constitutional holding as its foundation, this Court considers how a federal habeas court should review an allegation that a state court criminal conviction did not satisfy the Winship standard; specifically, the Court considers whether the due process standard recognized in Winship constitutionally protects an accused against conviction except upon evidence that is sufficient fairly to support a conclusion that every element of the crime has been established beyond a reasonable doubt.
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