Greene v. Fisher
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Oct 11, 2011
|Nov 8, 2011||9-0||Scalia||OT 2011|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Holding: For purposes of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, “clearly established federal law” is limited to the Supreme Court’s decisions “as of the time of the relevant state-court adjudication on the merits.”
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on November 8, 2011.
- Opinion analysis: The Court quickly disposes of “Twilight Zone” habeas arguments (Rory Little)
- Argument recap: Arguing in the Twilight Zone is no easy task (Rory Little)
- Argument preview: Journey to the Twilight Zone: When does a state’s obligation to consider "clearly established” law end? (Rory Little)
Briefs and Documents
Merits Briefs for the Petitioner
Amicus Briefs for the Petitioner
Merits Briefs for the Respondent
Amicus Briefs for the Respondent
- Brief in opposition (unavailable)