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.
- 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.