WHITE v. GODINEZ, 01-3503
Counsel's trial performance, in inadequately consulting with defendant and in failing to explore the possibility of a witness testifying, fell below the standard of reasonable representation, and defendant established that prejudice resulted.
- Argued 05/13/2002
- Decided 08/22/2002
- Published 08/22/2002
- WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge., Before ROVNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellees:
- Barry Levenstam (Argued), Jarold S. Solovy, Jenner & Block, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellee., William L. Browers (Argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellant.