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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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