HARRIS v. CARTER, 02-3114
A habeas petitioner was presumptively denied his Sixth Amendment right to counsel when the state trial court failed to inquire as to whether trial counsel had a conflict of interest after being so informed, and petitioner is entitled to automatic reversal of his conviction.
- Argued 06/19/2003
- Decided 07/29/2003
- Published 07/29/2003
Before KENNEDY and COLE, Circuit Judges; WILLIAMS, District Judge.
United States Sixth Circuit
Theresa G. Haire (argued and briefed), Public Defender's Office, Ohio Public Defender Commission, Columbus, OH, for Petitioner-Appellee., Mark Joseph Zemba (argued and briefed), Office of Attorney General of Ohio, Corrections Litigation, Cleveland, OH, for Respondent-Appellant.