Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
District court's denial of defendant's petition for habeas relief following his conviction for murder and sentence to forty years' imprisonment is affirmed where: 1) some of defendant's ineffective assistance claims were procedurally defaulted as it was clear that a state court's decision to deny defendant's third post-conviction petition did not fairly appear to either rest on, or to be interwoven with, federal law; 2) defendant has not shown that failure to consider these claims will result in miscarriage of justice; and 3) the appellate court's rejection of defendant's preserved ineffective assistance of counsel claim related to his trial counsel's failure to call a witness as an alibi witness was not contrary to or an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Decided December 9, 2009
Opinion by Manion, Circuit Judge