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Clausell v. Sherrer, No 06-4606

District court's denial of defendant's petition for habeas relief is affirmed where: 1) defendant forfeited his right to raise a Batson claim on appeal; 2) defendant's ineffective assistance claim fails to meet the first prong of the Strickland standard; and 3) a state court reasonably applied established federal law regarding Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance claims.     

Read Clausell v. Sherrer, No 06-4606

Appellate Information

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of New Jersey

Opinion Filed February 5, 2010


Before:  Ambro, Garth and Roth, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Garth


For Appellant:  Mary Gibbons

For Appellee:  Robert D. Bernardi, Jennifer B. Paszkiewicz