U.S. SUPREME COURTNew Jersey Law Journal
Johnson v. Williams
CRIMINAL LAW — Habeas Corpus
For purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d), when a state court rules against a defendant in an opinion that rejects some of his claims but does not expressly address a federal claim, a federal habeas court must presume, subject to rebuttal, that the federal claim was adjudicated on the merits.