Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Wong v. Belmontes

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1263 9th Cir. Not Argued Nov 16, 2009 TBD Per Curiam OT 2009

Holding: Without oral argument, the Court held that errors made by a death row inmate’s defense attorney did not undermine the inmate’s conviction.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded in a per curiam opinion on November 16, 2009. Justice Stevens concurred.

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