The Supreme Court of the United States announced a decision in one case this morning: Greene v. Fisher,
No. 10-637: Petitioner sought federal habeas relief of a state-court conviction in which the United States Supreme Court announced a pertinent decision after Petitioner's last adjudication of the merits in state court, but before the defendant's conviction became final. The district court found, and the Third Circuit affirmed, that because the United States Supreme Court's opinion had not been issued when the state appellate court adjudicated Petitioner's claim, a necessary condition for granting habeas relief had not been met. Today, the United States Supreme Court affirmed, holding that 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1)'s requirement that a federal court may not grant habeas relief on any claim that has been "adjudicated on the merits in State court proceedings" unless it "resulted in a decision that was contrary to, or involved an unreasonable application of, clearly established Federal law, as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States," includes only the Court's decisions as of the time of the relevant state-court adjudication on the merits.
The Court's decision is available here