United States Seventh Circuit

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Simonson v. Hepp, 07-4079

In a prosecution for the sexual assault of a child, denial of a petition for habeas relief is affirmed where: 1) the state court's denial of defendant's request to present an alternative theory of the victim's injuries was not objectively unreasonable; and 2) there was no evidence that the sentencing judge relied on inaccurate information.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/09/2008
  • Published 12/09/2008


  • EVANS, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, RIPPLE, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Robert R. Henak (argued), Henak Law Office, Milwaukee, WI, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Gregory M. Weber (argued), J.B. Van Hollen, Office of the Attorney General, Madison, WI, for Respondents-Appellees.