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McDaniel v. Brown

Docket No.: 08-559
Certiorari Granted: Jan 26 2009
Decided: Jan 11 2010

PartyNames: E. K. McDaniel, Warden, et al. v. Troy Brown
Petitioner: E. K. McDaniel, Warden, et al.
Respondent: Troy Brown

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

E. K. McDaniel, Warden, et al.
Troy Brown
Question Presented:

1. What is the standard of review for a federal habeas court for analyzing a sufficiency-of-the-evidence claim under the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA)? 2. Does analysis of a sufficiency-of-the-evidence claim pursuant to Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 318-19 (1979), under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254(d)(1) permit a federal habeas court to expand the record or consider nonrecord evidence to determine the reliability of testimony and evidence given at trial?



Holding: reversed and remanded justice
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By: Per Curiam
Read MCDANIEL V. BROWN opinion (PDF)

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