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Premo v. Moore, 09–658

In a felony murder prosecution, the Ninth Circuit's reversal of the district court's denial of petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where: 1) the state court would not have been unreasonable to accept as a justification for counsel’s action that suppression of petitioner's confession would have been futile in light of petitioner's other admissible confession to two witnesses; and 2) the state court also reasonably could have concluded that petitioner was not prejudiced by counsel's actions.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/19/2011
  • Published 01/19/2011


  • Anthony M. Kennedy


  • United States Supreme Court