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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one today

In Roy Smith v. Richard Brown (ND Ind., Moody), a 17-page opinion, Judge Tinder writes:

Roy A. Smith appeals the district court’s denial of his habeas petition, through which he seeks to set aside his Indiana criminal conviction due to allegedly ineffective assistance of counsel. Although we agree that it appears Smith’s counsel was particularly deficient, Smith has failed to demonstrate how his lawyer’s substandard effort prejudiced his case in light of the overwhelming evidence against him. We therefore affirm the district court’s judgment.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 26, 2014 01:58 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions