The petition of the day is:

White v. Rice

Docket: 11-1262
Issue(s): (1) Whether, in federal habeas review, a state court’s selection of one reasonable reading of the record over another can constitute an “unreasonable determination of the facts” under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(2); and (2) whether 28 U.S.C. § 2254(e)(1)’s command that a habeas petitioner must overcome the presumption of correctness of a state factual determination with clear and convincing evidence fits with 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(2)’s bar of federal habeas relief on a state court merits adjudication unless the decision was “based on an unreasonable determination of the facts in light of the evidence presented in the state court proceeding.”

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in White v. Rice, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Matthew Bush, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 7, 2012, 3:17 PM),