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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:


Issues: (1) Whether a court unreasonably applies Strickland v. Washington by measuring trial counsel’s performance against the prevailing professional norms of a local judicial circuit where those local practices deviated from prevailing national or state norms; and (2) whether a federal habeas court’s decision that it “cannot and will not second guess trial counsel’s strategic decision” is consistent with Strickland.

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 26, 2017, 8:20 PM),