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Watson v .Anglin, 07-3602

Denial of petition for habeas relief in an attempted murder case is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff did not receive ineffective assistance of counsel in his attorney's advice regarding the plea offer as counsel's advice was not the cause of plaintiff's decision to reject the offer; and 2) plaintiff's counsel was not constitutionally ineffective for failing to challenge the jury instructions as there is no evidence that plaintiff was prejudiced by the minor discrepancies in the jury instructions.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/12/2008
  • Decided 03/30/2009
  • Published 03/30/2009


  • CUDAHY, Circuit Judge., Before CUDAHY, FLAUM, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David E. Frank (argued), Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren, Milwaukee, WI, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Eldad Z. Malamuth (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Respondent-Appellee.
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