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Sutherland v. Gaetz, No. 08-1404

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By FindLaw Staff on September 14, 2009 4:28 PM

District court's denial of a petition for habeas relief of a defendant convicted of attempted first degree murder and related crimes is affirmed as overnight incarceration of defendant's counsel for contempt during trial did not violate defendant's Sixth Amendment right to counsel nor was it a constructive denial of counsel.  District court's denial of defendant's petition on ground of res judicata was neither contrary to, nor did it involve an unreasonable application of Supreme Court precedent.     

Read Sutherland v. Gaetz, No. 08-1404

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Argued May 15, 2009
Decided September 14, 2009


Before Easterbrook, Chief Judge, and Bauer and Flaum, Circuit Judges 

Opinion by Flaum, Circuit Judge

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