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Thomas v. Carroll, No. 06-2282

In a case involving a pro se defendant convicted and sentenced for assaulting a corrections officer while serving a thirty-five year sentence, a denial of habeas relief is affirmed where state courts' conclusion that defendant's Sixth Amendment rights were not violated was not contrary to, or an unreasonable application of, clearly established federal law as determined by the United States Supreme Court. 

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Appellate Information

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (D.C. No. 04-CV-00159)  

District Judge: Honorable Joseph J. Farnan

Opinion Filed September 22, 2009


Before:  Sloviter, Hardiman, Circuit Judges, and Pollack, District Judge

Opinion by Sloviter, Circuit Judge 


Counsel for Appellant:  Peter A. Levin

Counsel for Appellee: Loren C. Meyers, Gregory E. Smith, Paul R. Wallace