Supreme Court Review 2016/2017 TERM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
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Issue:  "Look through" a state court's ruling

Wilson v. Sellers

16-6855

QUESTION(S) PRESENTED

Whether the court's decision in Harrington v. Richter silently abrogates the presumption set forth in Ylst v. Nunnemaker – that a federal court sitting in habeas proceedings should “look through” a summary state court ruling to review the last reasoned decision – as a slim majority of the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit held in this case, despite the agreement of both parties that the Ylst presumption should continue to apply.

DECISION

Awaiting Oral Arguments

CERTIORARI STAGE

Granted February 27, 2017

Certiorari Stage Documents
      Brief in Opposition (pdf download)
Petition for Certiorari (pdf download)

Other Certiorari Stage Documents
Amicus brief of Adam K Mortara supporting respondent (pdf download)

PROCEEDING BELOW

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Decided August 23, 2016
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