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.
Merits Briefs for the Petitioner
Amicus Briefs for the Petitioner
Merits Briefs for the Respondent
Amicus Briefs for the Respondent