The petition of the day is:

Thomas v. Madison

Docket: 12-308
Issue(s): Whether, when a state court cites and applies the correct standard from Batson v. Kentucky for assessing whether a petitioner has established a prima facie case of discrimination in jury selection, the court’s use of other terminology in a sentence addressing a distinct point render its Batson analysis “contrary to” this Court’s precedent for the purposes of determining whether the federal courts must defer to the state adjudication under 28 U.S.C. §2254(d)(1).

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Thomas v. Madison, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 8, 2012, 11:10 PM),