1. The issues are (1) whether a state prisoner who has exhausted state remedies is to be denied federal habeas relief because his claim should be resubmitted to state courts in light of an intervening State Supreme Court decision validating that claim; and (2) whether the same prisoner must await federal habeas relief on one claim pending consideration of another independent claim by the state courts.
Knicely, J.J. Preliminary Memorandum, Francisco v. Gathright, 419 U.S. 59 (1974). Box 367, Harry A. Blackmun Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.