Cone v. Bell
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Dec 9, 2008
|Apr 28, 2009||7-2||Stevens||OT 2008|
Disclosure: Akin Gump represented the petitioner.
Issue: Whether a federal habeas claim is â€œprocedurally defaultedâ€ because it has been presented twice to the state courts, and whether a federal habeas court is powerless to recognize that a state court erred in holding that state law precludes reviewing a claim.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on April 28, 2009.
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Briefs and DocumentsMerit briefs
- Brief for Petitioner Gary Bradford Cone
- Brief for Respondent Ricky Bell, Warden
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Gary Bradford Cone
- Brief for Former Prosecutors in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for Veterans For America in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in Support of Respondent