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Johnson v. Williams

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-465 9th Cir. Oct 3, 2012
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Feb 20, 2013 9-0 Alito OT 2012
 
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Holding: For purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d), when a state court rules against a defendant in an opinion that rejects some of the defendant’s claims but does not expressly address a federal claim, a federal habeas court must presume, subject to rebuttal, that the federal claim was adjudicated on the merits.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on February 20, 2013. Justice Scalia filled an opinion concurring in the judgment.

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Holding: For purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d), when a state court rules against a defendant in an opinion that rejects some of the defendant’s claims but does not expressly address a federal claim, a federal habeas court must presume, subject to rebuttal, that the federal claim was adjudicated on the merits.   JudgmentReversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on February 20, 2013. Justice Scalia filled an opinion concurring in the judgment.
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