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White v. Woodall, 12-794

The Sixth Circuit erred in granting defendant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus, challenging his capital sentence for murder, kidnapping and first-degree rape on the basis that the trial court denied defense counsel's request to instruct the jury not to draw any adverse inference from defendant's decision not to testify at the penalty phase, where the Kentucky Supreme Court's rejection of defendant's Fifth Amendment claim was not objectively unreasonable.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/23/2014
  • Published 04/23/2014

Judges

  • SCALIA

Court

  • United States Supreme Court

Counsel