Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
District court judgment denying petition for habeas corpus is affirmed where: 1) a state court's conclusion that the nondisclosure of a nonprosecution agreement with a key witness could not have influenced the jury was not contrary to or involve an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law; and 2) its conclusion that defendant failed to establish that the Commonwealth had a duty to investigate or disclose additional details about an informant was not contrary to or an unreasonable application of Supreme Court precedent.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Decided August 13, 2009
Before Boudin, Hansen, and Lipez, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by Hansen, Circuit Judge.
For Appellant: Stephen B. Hrones.
For Appellee: Susan Reardon, Assistant Attorney General.