The appellant appeals the judgment of the district court dismissing his application for a writ of habeas corpus under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, which challenges his Texas conviction for murder. The court applies §2254(d) to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals' summary denial on the merits of the appellant's out-of-time PDR, which included his Confrontation Clause claim, which concerns a soundless video of a child's responses and actions during an interview with law enforcement officials. The Court of Criminal Appeals' denial of the Confrontation Clause claim was not so lacking in justification that there was an error well understood and comprehended in existing law beyond any possibility of fair-minded disagreement. The district court's denial is affirmed.
Dorsey v. Stephens
July 29, 2013