No. 90-5036.

923 F.2d 88 (1991)

William GROOMS, Appellee, v. Herman SOLEM, Warden of the South Dakota State Penitentiary, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided January 8, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael Abourezk, Gregory, S.D., for appellant.

Frank Geaghan, Asst. Atty. Gen., Pierre, S.D., for appellee.

Before WOLLMAN and MAGILL, Circuit Judges, and FLOYD R. GIBSON, Senior Circuit Judge.

WOLLMAN, Circuit Judge.

A South Dakota jury convicted William R. Grooms on two counts of selling stolen Native American artifacts. The court sentenced him to eight years of imprisonment on each count, to be served consecutively. After exhausting his state court remedies, Grooms filed a petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, alleging that he had been denied his sixth amendment right to the effective assistance of counsel...

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