Chappell v. Ayala
||Op. Below ||Argument
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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders|
|May 27 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 30, 2014)|
|Jun 18 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 30, 2014.|
|Jul 21 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 13, 2014.|
|Aug 13 2014||Brief of respondent Hector Ayala in opposition filed.|