Wilson v. Corcoran
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-91||7th Cir.||Not Argued||Nov 8, 2010||TBD||Per Curiam||OT 2010|
Holding: Federal habeas relief is available only to cure violations of a state defendant's rights under the federal law. As a result, the court of appeals erred in granting federal habeas relief to a state capital defendant simply because the federal court believed that the state courts had misapplied state law in sentencing the defendant to death.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on November 8, 2010.