The petition of the day is:

Crews v. Farina
13-1227

Issue: Whether a habeas court may evade the highly deferential standard of review in the habeas statute by characterizing its legal and policy differences with the state court as unreasonable factual determinations and grant the writ on the basis of ineffectiveness of appellate counsel when the state court held that the cross-examination of the mitigation witness was not fundamental error under state law.

 

Posted in Crews v. Farina, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 7, 2014, 10:19 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/08/petition-of-the-day-656/