The petition of the day is:

12-420

Issue: Whether a federal habeas court must grant Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) deference to both components of a state court’s merits adjudication of a defendant’s Strickland v. Washington claim, when the state court addressed only one of the components in denying relief.

Posted in Wolfenbarger v. Foster, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 29, 2013, 10:18 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/01/petition-of-the-day-392/