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White v. Steele, No. 08-5498

District court's grant of defendant's writ of habeas corpus from her conviction of first degree murder is reversed as, in its sufficiency-of-the-evidence review, the district court failed to accord the deference due to the judgment of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.     

Read White v. Steele, No. 08-5498

Appellate Information

Argued: October 16, 2009

Decided and Filed: December 21, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge Cook


For Appellant:  Francis R. Borger-Gilligan, Office of the Attorney General

For Appellee:    Sunter L. Camp, Federal Public Defender's Office