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US v. Lilly, 06-2613

Denial of an inmate's habeas petition based upon ineffective assistance of counsel is affirmed where there was sufficient evidence for a jury to have convicted defendant, and therefore no prejudice to defendant resulted from heeding his attorney's advice to waive a jury trial.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/15/2008
  • Decided 07/28/2008
  • Published 07/28/2008


  • Before:  AMBRO, FISHER, and MICHEL, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Lisa B. Freeland, Esquire, (Argued), Federal Public Defender, Office of Federal Public Defender, Pittsburgh, PA, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Mary Beth Buchanan, United States Attorney, Kelly R. Labby, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Robert L. Eberhardt, (Argued), Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Pittsburgh, PA, for Appellee.
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