Supreme Court rules on ‘clearly established’ federal habeas law

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday in White v. Woodall [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that because the Supreme Court of Kentucky’s [official website] rejection of Robert Keith Woodall’s Fifth Amendment [text] claim was not objectively unreasonable, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] erred in granting the writ of habeas corpus. The case arose after Woodall pleaded guilty to capital murder, capital kidnapping and first-degree rape. During the penalty trial, Woodall requested that…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/04/supreme-court-rules-on-clearly-established-federal-habeas-law.php

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