Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Bell v. Kelly

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1223 4th Cir. Nov 12, 2008
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Nov 17, 2008 TBD TBD OT 2008

Issue: Whether 28 U.S.C 2254, the federal habeas provision governing claims adjudicated on the merits in state court, should be applied to claims based on evidence of ineffective assistance of counsel the state court refused to consider.

Judgment: Dismissed as improvidently granted on November 17, 2008.

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