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Tara Time: Select New Developments in Habeas Corpus

No Facts: When No means Yes…Not so long ago, in a bleak turn of events for habeas petitioners, the U.S. Supreme Court held that where a state court’s decision on a claim is “unaccompanied by an explanation” of its reasoning, the AEDPA requires the Court to perform an “independent review of the record” to determine “whether the state court’s decision was objectively unreasonable.”

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