United States Seventh Circuit

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Gentry v. Sevier, 08-3574

District court's denial of defendant's habeas petition based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel is reversed as the Court of Appeals of Indiana unreasonably applied federal law when it determined that the evidence concerning the search of a wheelbarrow was admissible and that defendant's counsel's performance did not fall below an objective standard of reasonableness.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 11/10/2009
  • Decided 02/26/2010
  • Published 02/26/2010


  • DER-YEGHIAYAN, District Judge., Before POSNER and FLAUM, Circuit Judges, and DER-YEGHIAYAN, District Judge.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Paul H. Tzur, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

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