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BROWN v. STERNES, 01-2326

A mentally ill criminal defendant was denied his Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance through counsel's failure to bring petitioner's mental problems to the court's attention.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/08/2002
  • Decided 09/04/2002
  • Published 09/04/2002


  • COFFEY, Circuit Judge., Before:  POSNER, COFFEY and DIANE P. WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Thomas F. Geraghty (argued), Northwestern University Legal Clinic, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • David H. Iskowich (argued), Office of Attorney General, Criminal Appeals Div., Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellee.
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