July 20, 2011

08-559

Questions Presented

1. What is the standard of review for a federal habeas court for analyzing a
sufficiency-of-the-evidence claim under the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death
Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA)?

2. Does analysis of a sufficiency-of-the-evidence claim pursuant to Jackson u.
Virginia, 443 U.S. 307, 318-19 (1979), under 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254(d)(1) permit a
federal habeas court to expand the record or consider nonrecord evidence to
determine the reliability of testimony and evidence given at trial?


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