United States Seventh Circuit

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FRANKLIN v. MCCAUGHTRY, 03-1031

Denial of plaintiff's petition for a writ of habeas corpus is reversed where his trial judge was actually biased since the only inference that can be drawn from the facts of record is that the judge decided that plaintiff was guilty before he conducted the trial.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 06/15/2004
  • Decided 02/24/2005
  • Published 02/24/2005

Judges

  • WOOD, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Deborah A. Devaney, Thomas A. Andreoli (argued), Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Marguerite M. Moeller (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Madison, WI, for Respondent-Appellee.