Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
In habeas proceedings of a defendant convicted of aggravated battery and attempted murder when he chased his ex-girlfriend onto a city bus, stabbing her and a passenger multiple times, district court's denial of his habeas petition is affirmed where: 1) a motion for an extension of time to seek a certificate of appealability in this instance suffices to serve as the functional equivalent of a notice of appeal; and 2) defendant's ineffective assistance of counsel claim is simply without merit.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
Decided January 6, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Tinder