The U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari, vacated a judgment of the Eleventh Circuit, and remanded the action for further proceedings. The court held that the Court of Appeals erred in finding it a bar to federal habeas review that a state court declined to review the merits of a petitioner’s claim on the ground that it had done so already. The court held further that, under the unusual facts of the petitioner’s case, remand was warranted for the Eleventh Circuit to address the denial of the petitioner’s motions for discovery and an evidentiary hearing on the fairness and propriety of his capital trial.
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