The petition of the day is:

Chappell v. Gonzales

Docket: 11-1397
Issue(s): Whether, when a state court’s rejection of a claim on the merits was reasonable under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1), Cullen v. Pinholster requires that the claim be denied, or whether a federal court may stay the proceedings in order to permit the petitioner to present to the state court additional allegations of fact in support of the claim.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Chappell v. Gonzales, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 7, 2012, 11:05 PM),