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Bynum v. Lemmon, 07-2634

Denial of petition for habeas relief is affirmed where although counsel's decision to keep plaintiff from testifying constituted ineffective assistance of counsel, plaintiff was not prejudiced by counsel's ineffectiveness as it was not reasonably probable that plaintiff would have succeeded on his motion to suppress had he testified.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 02/25/2008
  • Decided 03/27/2009
  • Published 03/27/2009


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


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Eric J. Randall (argued), Etzler & Associates, Valparaiso, IN, for Petitioner-Appellant., Cleveland C. Bynum, Carlisle, IN, pro se.

  • For Appellees:
  • Kelly A. Miklos (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, for Respondent-Appellee.
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