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Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Hall v. Ward

Petition for certiorari denied on November 29, 2010
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-288 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: (1) Whether the Eleventh Circuit misapplied 28 U.S.C. § 2254(e)(1) by failing to give any deference to the state habeas court's factual findings on a habeas petitioner's juror/bailiff misconduct claim; and (2) whether the Eleventh Circuit's finding of prejudice conflicts with Supreme Court precedent insofar as it found that the habeas petitioner failed to establish that the trial court did not answer any question posed by the jury, and when it disregarded the factual findings of the state habeas court that any information provided to the jury was not reversible error; and (3) whether the Eleventh Circuit's decision, which relied on evidence that was not admitted to assess prejudice and harm, conflicts with Supreme Court and circuit precedent.

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