Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Premo v. Moore

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-658 9th Cir. Oct 12, 2010
Tr.Aud.
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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