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Wells v. Ryker, 08-2906

In habeas proceedings of a defendant convicted of aggravated battery and attempted murder when he chased his ex-girlfriend onto a city bus, and stabbed her and a passenger multiple times, denial of his habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) a motion for an extension of time to seek a certificate of appealability in this instance suffices to serve as the functional equivalent of a notice of appeal; and 2) defendant's ineffective assistance of counsel claim is simply without merit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/06/2010
  • Published 01/06/2010


  • TINDER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, MANION, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Marc R. Kadish, Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL, Christopher P. Murphy, Mayer Brown LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Michael M. Glick, Attorney, Retha Stotts, Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.