The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether a federal court that bases its harmless error decision on the “grave doubt” rule of O’Neal v. McAninch can condemn a state court’s harmless-error decision as “so lacking in justification that there was an error well understood and comprehended in existing law beyond any possibility for fairminded disagreement,” Harrington v. Richter, such that 28 U.S.C. 2254(d) will not bar federal habeas relief.

Posted in Stephens v. Gongora, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 7, 2014, 10:25 PM),