Cone v. Bell

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Dec 9, 2008
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
7-2
Author
Stevens
Term

Disclosure: Akin Gump represented the petitioner.

Issue: Whether a federal habeas claim is “procedurally defaulted” 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.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on April 28, 2009.

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