Teague v. Lane

Teague v. Lane

Argued October 4, 1988
Decided February 22, 1989
Full case name Teague v. Lane

489 U.S. 288 (more)

489 U.S. 288
Subsequent history None
In habeas corpus proceedings, only a limited set of important substantive or procedural rights will be enforced retroactively or announced prospectively.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority O'Connor, joined by Rehnquist, White, Scalia and Kennedy (Parts I, II, III); Blackmun, Stevens (Part II only)
Plurality O'Connor, joined by Rehnquist, Scalia, Kennedy (Parts IV and V)
Concurrence White (in part in the judgment)
Concurrence Blackmun (in part and in the judgment)
Concurrence Stevens (in part and in the judgment), joined by Blackmun (Part I only)
Dissent Brennan, joined by Marshall

Teague v. Lane, 489 U.S. 288 (1989), was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with the application of newly announced rules of law in habeas corpus proceedings.

This case addresses the Federal Court's threshold standard of deciding whether Constitutional claims will be heard. Application of the "Teague test" at the most basic level limits habeas corpus.

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