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US v. Powell, 15-6232

In a petition for writ of habeas corpus relief from sentence and conviction of federal drug and firearms offenses, based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, the petition is denied where defense counsel's failure to report a juror's alleged statement to defendant's father fell within the range of competent representation required by the Sixth Amendment, as the alleged statement did not sufficiently indicate actual bias against defendant but was instead ambiguous.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/03/01




  • United States Fourth Circuit


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