MOORE v. BRYANT, 01-3619
Because a state appellate court did not clearly rely on waiver as an independent and adequate state ground in its decision, but denied an ineffective assistance of counsel claim on the merits, appellant did not procedurally default on that claim.
- Argued 04/25/2002
- Decided 07/09/2002
- Published 07/09/2002
- RIPPLE, Circuit Judge., Before: CUDAHY, RIPPLE and ROVNER, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- Martin J. Ryan (argued), Office of State Appellate Defender, Fourth Judicial Dist., Springfield, IL, for Gregory Moore., Margaret M. O'Connell (argued), Office of Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Steven Bryant.