Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In capital habeas proceedings, a court of appeals' reversal of a grant of petitioner's petition is affirmed where a state court's conclusion that defense counsel made a strategic decision not to pursue or present evidence of petitioner's mental deficiencies was not an unreasonable determination of the facts in light of the evidence presented in the state court proceedings.
Argued November 4, 2009
Decided January 20, 2010
Opinion by Justice Sotomayor
Dissent by Justice Stevens