United States Fifth Circuit

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STEWARD v. CAIN, 00-30931

There is a presumption that a later state court decision rejecting a prisoner's federal claim did not silently disregard a procedural bar and consider the merits, unless there is some meaningful indication in the opinion that the court no longer relied upon the procedural bar.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/20/2001
  • Published 07/20/2001


  • GARWOOD, Circuit Judge:, Before GARWOOD, HALL and BARKSDALE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Michael Steward, Angola, LA, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • Valentin Michael Solino, New Orleans, LA, for Respondent-Appellant.