The petition of the day is:

Chappell v. Ayala
13-1428

Issue: Whether a state court’s rejection of a claim of federal constitutional error on the ground that any error, if one occurred, was harmless beyond a reasonable doubt is an “adjudicat[ion] on the merits” within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d), so that a federal court may set aside the resulting final state conviction only if the defendant can satisfy the restrictive standards imposed by that provision.

Posted in Davis v. Ayala, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 8, 2014, 10:11 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2014/09/petition-of-the-day-676/