Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Thomas v. Madison
Issue(s): Whether, when a state court cites and applies the correct standard from Batson v. Kentucky for assessing whether a petitioner has established a prima facie case of discrimination in jury selection, the court’s use of other terminology in a sentence addressing a distinct point render its Batson analysis “contrary to” this Court’s precedent for the purposes of determining whether the federal courts must defer to the state adjudication under 28 U.S.C. §2254(d)(1).
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 8, 2012, 11:10 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/11/petition-of-the-day-367/