Editor's Note :

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.

Waddington v. Sarausad

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-772 9th Cir. Oct 15, 2008
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Jan 21, 2009 6-3 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether, on federal habeas review, courts must accept state court determinations that jury instructions fully and correctly set out state law with regard to accomplice liability.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on January 21, 2009.

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