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seventh circuit court of appeals decision, affirming habeas grant following remand in 539 F.3d 766 (further case history: here) Habeas Review – Evidentiary Hearing  The rule of Cullen v. Pinholster, 131 S. Ct. 1388 (2011), that 2254(d)(1) review is limited to the state-court record, doesn’t apply where the state court didn’t address a component part of the claim (here, deficient performance on… Read More

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Habeas – IAC – NGI Defense

Albert Price v. Thurmer, 7th Cir No. 09-3851, 4/18/11 7th circuit court of appeals decision, on remand after prior appeal, 514 F.3d 729, denying relief on review of unpublished decision of Wis COA Habeas – IAC – NGI Defense Trial counsel seemingly mishandled the court-appointed NGI expert, in failing to cure the latter’s apparent misapprehension that he… Read More

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seventh circuit decision; denying rehearing and amending panel decision, Coleman v. Hardy (per curiam , 2/7/11) Habeas – Defaulted Claim – Assertion of Innocence Although Coleman defaulted his ineffective assistance of counsel claim by failing to raise it in state court, his allegation of actual innocence supports a “gateway” evidentiary hearing to determine whether to reach the… Read More

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Alan Ward v. Deppisch, 7th Cir No. 08-2809, 07/23/2010 7th circuit decision, review of unpublished court of appeals decision Habeas – Procedural Default The state argues that Ward procedurally defaulted his claim because he failed to fairly present the Wisconsin courts with a federal issue, and the state courts ruled against Ward based on adequate… Read More

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