Brief filed: 06/05/2012
Johnson v. Williams
United States Supreme Court; Case No. 11-465
Decision below Williams v. Cavazos, 646 F.3d 626 (9th Cir. 2011).
AEDPA does not restrict habeas review of a properly presented federal claim that the state courts overlooked and ignored. If a state court issued an opinion that failed to address a properly presented federal claim, a habeas court should not presume that the claim was nonetheless adjudicated. Contrary to the warden’s alternative argument, the adjudication of a state-law claim does not adjudicate a factually related, but omitted, federal-law claim.
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