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09-587 Harrington v. Richter

Habeas Corpus Standard of review 28 U.S.C. 2254(d) applies to a habeas corpus petition, even though the state court's order was unaccompanied by an opinion explaining the court's reasoning. By its terms, §2254(d) bars relitigation of a claim "adjudicated on the merits" in state court unless, among other exceptions, the earlier state-court "decision" involved "an unreasonable application" of ...

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