No. 80-1430.

456 U.S. 107 (1982)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 5, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Simon B. Karas, Assistant Attorney General of Ohio, argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were William J. Brown, Attorney General, and Richard David Drake, Assistant Attorney General.

James R. Kingsley, by appointment of the Court, 453 U.S. 911, argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent Isaac. Richard L. Aynes argued the cause for respondents Bell and Hughes. With him on the brief for respondent Bell were Kathleen S. Aynes and J. Dean Carro. Messrs. Aynes and Carro filed a brief for respondent Hughes.

JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.

In Wainwright v. Sykes, 433 U.S. 72 (1977), we held that a state prisoner, barred by procedural default from raising a constitutional claim on direct appeal, could not litigate that claim in a § 2254 habeas corpus1 proceeding without showing cause for and actual prejudice from the default. Applying the principle of Sykes to these...

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