A federal habeas reviewing court should “look through” an unreasoned state court decision to find the rationale.
Ayestas will get another chance to argue he should get investigative services for his death penalty appeal.
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 …
Should the federal court review the one-sentence decision below, or look at the prior court’s decision to consider the court’s reasoning?
Is Ayestas entitled to a government-paid investigator?