GIBBS v. VANNATTA, 01-2246
A habeas petitioner showed that his appellate lawyer's performance fell below the minimum level of competent representation where a defendant was facing a 30-year habitual offender sentence, but failed to show a sufficient likelihood of success with a competent lawyer.
- Argued 04/14/2003
- Decided 05/21/2003
- Published 05/21/2003
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before CUDAHY, POSNER, and EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- For Appellant:
- David D. Pope (argued), Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- James B. Martin (argued), Office of Atty. General, Indianapolis, IN, for Respondent-Appellee.