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US v. Challoner, No. 08-1335

In a 28 U.S.C. section 2255 petition alleging ineffective assistance of trial counsel, the petition is denied where the omission of a "viable" issue by counsel did not in and of itself constitute ineffective assistance of counsel, and petitioner's double jeopardy argument required a non-obvious extension of currently existing law.

Read US v. Challoner, No. 08-1335

Appellate Information

October 14, 2009


Opinion by Judge Tacha


For Appellant:

Robert G. Levitt, Denver, CO

For Appellee:

David M. Gaouette and Andrew A. Vogt, Assistant United States Attorneys, Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, Denver, CO