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.”
Plain English Summary:
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 DocumentsMerits Briefs for the Petitioner
- Brief in opposition (unavailable)