Issue: (1) Whether, when the state court failed to consider the cumulative prejudicial effect of many, related inadequacies of trial counsel because it unreasonably concluded that one of counsel’s failures did not constitute deficient performance, the federal habeas court should review the prejudice prong of the petitioner’s claim de novo, and without being limited to the state habeas record; and (2) whether the court of appeals’ sua sponte affirmance on the basis of a non-jurisdictional and curable pleading deficiency that was waived by the state is consistent with Wood v. Milyard .
On Monday, the Justices met for the “Long Conference” – their first Conference since the end of June, at which they considered roughly two thousand petitions for review. On Thursday morning, the Court released grants from that Conference, adding thirteen new cases to their docket for the upcoming Term.
“Appellate advocacy, particularly at the Supreme Court, is really intimate. I mean, you’re just a few feet away from the Chief Justice. You know, if you’re sweating, they see you. And, it’s a conversation. And, you know, if you’re looking down at your legal pad the whole time, you’re not going to have that conversation.” […]
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