US v. HODGES, 00-1168
A defendant's bare protestations of innocence, especially after a knowing and voluntary guilty plea in a thorough Rule 11 colloquy, is not proof of actual innocence, even if the defendant seeks to withdraw his plea immediately after entering it.
- Argued 11/06/2000
- Decided 07/31/2001
- Published 07/31/2001
- WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before KANNE, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Richard D. Westphal (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Rock Island, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Suzanne D. Strater, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.