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Tag: habeas corpus

WilsonvSellersDecision
Case Explainer

Wilson v. Sellers (Decision April 17, 2018)

A federal habeas reviewing court should “look through” an unreasoned state court decision to find the rationale.

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AyestasvDavisDecision
Case Explainer

Ayestas v. Davis (Decision March 21, 2018)

Ayestas will get another chance to argue he should get investigative services for his death penalty appeal.

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SCOTUS Oct 2017 Decisions

Summary Decisions: Kernan v. Cuero and Dunn v. Madison (Nov. 6, 2017)

The Supreme Court can decide on a case without hearing oral arguments and without even asking for briefing from the parties. These “summary decisions” are …

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Case Explainer

Wilson v. Sellers (Argument October 30, 2017)

Should the federal court review the one-sentence decision below, or look at the prior court’s decision to consider the court’s reasoning?

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Ayestas
Case Explainer

Ayestas v. Davis (Argument October 30, 2017)

Is Ayestas entitled to a government-paid investigator?

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