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Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.
Thomas v. Madison
Petition for certiorari denied on November 12, 2012
Issue: Whether, when a state court cites and applies the correct standard from Batson v. Kentucky for assessing whether a petitioner has established a prima facie case of discrimination in jury selection, the court’s use of other terminology in a sentence
addressing a distinct point render its Batson analysis “contrary to” this Court’s precedent for the purposes of determining whether the
federal courts must defer to the state adjudication under 28 U.S.C. §2254(d)(1).