Ayala v. Davis

Summarized by:

  • Court: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Archives
  • Area(s) of Law: Habeas Corpus
  • Date Filed: 02-11-2016
  • Case #: 09-99005
  • Judge(s)/Court Below: Per Curiam: Circuit Judges Reinhardt, Wardlaw, and Callahan
  • Full Text Opinion

Under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, a denial of relief that is not objectively unreasonable precludes any relief sought.

Hector Ayala sought habeas corpus relief based on a Vienna Convention claim. The Ninth Circuit denied relief for failure to establish prejudice. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded. On appeal, the Ninth Circut l held that, under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, a denial of relief that is not objectively unreasonable precludes any relief sought. Here, Ayala concedes that no prejudice was found as is required under a Vienna Convention claim. AFFIRMED.

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