Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Swarthout v. Cooke

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-333 9th Cir. Not Argued Jan 24, 2011 9-0 N/A OT 2010

Issue: Whether a federal court may grant habeas corpus relief to a state prisoner based on its view that the state court erred in applying the state-law standard of evidentiary sufficiency governing state parole decisions.

Judgment: Summarily reversed Ninth Circuit decision. (per curiam) on January 24, 2011. Justice Ginsburg filed a brief concurring opinion.

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