United States Seventh Circuit

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RITTENHOUSE v. BATTLES, 00-3461

Where the jury instructions as a whole properly informed the jury in a criminal trial about its role, counsel's failure to object to some ambiguous instructions was not so egregious that reasonable jurists would find it to be incorrect.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/12/2001
  • Decided 08/27/2001
  • Published 08/27/2001

Judges

  • KANNE, Circuit Judge., Before FLAUM, Chief Judge, and MANION and KANNE, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Michael B. Metnick,Scott A. Sabin (argued), Metnick, Cherry & Frazier, Springfield, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Colleen M. Griffin (argued), Office of the Atty. Gen., Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellee.