The petition of the day is:

12-813

Issue: (1) Whether federal law with respect to the presumption of prejudice applicable in jury spoliation cases is “clearly established” under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1), as determined by this Court's precedents and in light of a well-established circuit conflict concerning that presumption; and (2) whether a state court rejection of the jury bias claim in this case is “contrary to” or an “unreasonable application of” any such “clearly established” federal law.

Posted in Butts v. Hall, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 5, 2013, 8:33 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/04/petition-of-the-day-430/