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Rolan v. Coleman, 10-4547

The district court's denial of a petition for habeas corpus is affirmed, where: 1) certain statements by the prosecutor did not constitute a denial of due process; 2) the prosecutor's comments about the defendant's post-arrest silence did not violate his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination; and 3) the trial court's decision to admit a deceased witness's testimony from the defendant's original trial did not violate the defendant's rights under the Confrontation Clause by depriving him of an adequate cross-examination of the witness.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/17/2012
  • Published 05/17/2012


  • Greenaway, Jr.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Bruce P. Merenstein, Marilyn F. Murray

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