District court judgment denying petition for habeas corpus in a robbery case is affirmed where the state court's rejection of plaintiff's ineffective assistance of counsel argument was not contrary to or an unreasonable application of federal law.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Argued: March 25, 2009
Decided August 13, 2009
Before FEINBERG, STRAUB, and RAGGI, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by FEINBERG, Circuit Judge.
Dissenting Opinion by STRAUB, Circuit Judge.
For Respondent: ASHLYN DANNELLY, Assistant Attorney General, New York, NY.