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.

Wilson v. Corcoran

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-91 7th Cir. Not Argued Nov 8, 2010 TBD Per Curiam OT 2010

Holding: Federal habeas relief is available only to cure violations of a state defendant's rights under the federal law. As a result, the court of appeals erred in granting federal habeas relief to a state capital defendant simply because the federal court believed that the state courts had misapplied state law in sentencing the defendant to death.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on November 8, 2010.

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