Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Premo v. Moore

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-658 9th Cir. Oct 12, 2010
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Jan 19, 2011 8-0 Kennedy OT 2010

Holding: The defense counsel was not ineffective and the habeas petitioner was not in any event prejudiced by his counsel's actions. (Kagan, J., recused).

Plain English Holding: The criminal defendant did not meet the high standard required by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act for obtaining federal habeas relief on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Judgment: Reversed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on January 19, 2011. (Kagan, J., recused).

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