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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Decisions - One Indiana opinion today from 7th Circuit

In Koons v. U.S. (SD Ind., Young), a 15-page opinion, Judge Flaum writes:

Andrew Koons pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and 924(e)(1). He petitions pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to vacate his plea based on ineffective assistance of counsel, arguing that his trial counsel failed to pursue a potential Fourth Amendment claim that may have warranted suppressing significant evidence against him. In the alternative, Koons requests an evidentiary hearing to evaluate his ineffective assistance claim. The district court denied Koons’s motion. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 28, 2011 11:36 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions