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Wainwright v. Sykes
Citation:433 U.S. 72, 97 S.Ct. 2497, 53 L.Ed.2d 594 (1977)
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Sykes (defendant) filed a federal habeas corpus petition arguing that his incriminating statement the prosecution introduced at trial was involuntary because he did not understand his Miranda rights. He did not raise this claim before or during his trial or on appeal, which was required by state procedural rules.
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