Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Wetzel v. Kindler
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:
Recommended Citation: Marissa Miller, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 3, 2011, 7:00 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/08/petition-of-the-day-154/