The petition of the day is:

Missouri v. McNeal

Issue: Whether, contrary to Strickland v. Washington — which stated that a reviewing court must presume that the jury followed the law in rendering its verdict — a claim of Strickland prejudice can be predicated upon the possibility that the jury might not have followed the law in finding the defendant guilty of the charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt.

Posted in Missouri v. McNeal, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 6, 2014, 10:11 PM),