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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; and (2) whether
the court of appeals properly applied the standard articulated
in Brecht v. Abrahamson.
Petition GRANTED In addition to the question presented by the petition, the parties are directed to brief and argue the following question: "Whether the court of appeals properly applied the standard articulated in Brecht v. Abrahamson, 507 U. S. 619 (1993).".
Oct 30 2014
The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 11, 2014.
Oct 30 2014
The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 20, 2015.
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