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Cummings v. Sec'y., Dept. of Corrs., No. 09-12416

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By FindLaw Staff on December 09, 2009 2:46 PM

In a capital habeas matter, denial of petitioner's habeas petition is affirmed where defense counsel did not provide ineffective assistance during the penalty phase because defendant clearly instructed counsel not to investigate or present mitigation evidence, and thus the scope of counsel's duty to investigate was significantly more limited than in the ordinary case.

Read Cummings v. Sec'y., Dept. of Corrs., No. 09-12416

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Filed December 4, 2009


Opinion by Judge Hull

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