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 -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Swarthout v. Cooke

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-333 9th Cir. Not Argued Jan 24, 2011 9-0 N/A OT 2010

Issue: Whether a federal court may grant habeas corpus relief to a state prisoner based on its view that the state court erred in applying the state-law standard of evidentiary sufficiency governing state parole decisions.

Judgment: Summarily reversed Ninth Circuit decision. (per curiam) on January 24, 2011. Justice Ginsburg filed a brief concurring opinion.

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