7th Circuit denies appeal for habeas corpus relief

In a case presenting a “rare circumstance” that “few if any other federal prisoners face,” the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana did not err in denying habeas corpus relief to an Indiana man on Friday. The 7th Circuit did acknowledge, however, the appellant’s argument that his counsel was ineffective by not challenging whether his drug convictions were predicates would succeed today.

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Kirsch preparing for COA retirement

Indiana Court of Appeals Judge James Kirsch will soon have to put all of his accolades into boxes, as Kirsch is preparing to vacate his position on the appellate bench — a role he’s held for more than 25 years.

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