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SOFFAR v. DRETKE, 98-20385

Death row inmate's conviction and sentence are constitutionally infirm by virtue of defense counsel's ineffectiveness. (Revised opinion)

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/21/2004
  • Published 05/19/2004


  • DeMOSS, Circuit Judge:, Before EMILIO M. GARZA, DeMOSS and DENNIS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • James Howard Schropp (argued), Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Washington, DC, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gena Blount Bunn, Asst. Atty. Gen. (argued), Austin, TX, for Respondent-Appellee.