The petition of the day is:

Wetzel v. Kindler

Docket: 11-48
Issue(s): Whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's fugitive forfeiture rule, which holds that escape constitutes a forfeiture of appellate rights, constitutes an inadequate ground in the federal habeas context when it diverges from past decisions of that court.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Wetzel v. Kindler, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Marissa Miller, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 3, 2011, 7:00 AM),