Petition of the day
Today’s “Petition of the day” is:
Cash v. Maxwell
Issue(s): (1) Whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, a federal court may grant habeas relief on a claim that the state-court conviction rested on perjured testimony absent proof that the prosecution knew that the challenged testimony was false and when the state post-conviction court deemed the testimony truthful; and (2) whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, a federal court may grant habeas corpus relief on a claim alleging suppression of exculpatory evidence when that evidence was unknown to law enforcement officials working on the case and without considering whether the state court might have rejected this claim.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Joshua Matz, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 25, 2011, 9:39 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/07/petition-of-the-day-127/