United States Seventh Circuit

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ALEMAN v. STERNES, 02-2874

Prosecutor's reference to defendant's failure to take the stand did not violate defendant's right to due process of law, thus his custody did not violate the Constitution under 28 U.S.C. section 2254(a).

Appellate Information

  • Argued 01/29/2003
  • Decided 02/19/2003
  • Published 02/19/2003


  • EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge., Before COFFEY, EASTERBROOK, and KANNE, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Marc W. Martin, Chicago, IL, Alexander M. Salerno (argued), Berwyn, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

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