Jones v. Hendrix
Jones v. Hendrix is a procedural case involving an incarcerated person, Marcus DeAngelo Jones, who is challenging his imprisonment because he’s legally innocent. The Supreme Court later held in a different case that what he did wasn’t a crime. Jones argues that various provisions of federal habeas corpus law should be interpreted in his favor and that one of them, the “motion to vacate”, was inadequate to afford him relief in the courts.
If Jones wins, it will go against the recent trend of Supreme Court decisions that have made it harder for incarcerated people to get evidence to prove their innocence.
If the warden, DeWayne Hendrix, represented by the government, wins, these statutes will cut off avenues to help incarcerated people find more evidence to prove their innocence.