Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. serves as counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Holding: For purposes of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, “clearly established federal law” is limited to the Supreme Court’s decisions “as of the time of the relevant state-court adjudication on the merits.”
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on November 8, 2011.
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