No. 94-1766.

64 F.3d 119 (1995)

Russell L. VANCE v. Joseph LEHMAN, Commissioner, Department of Corrections; The Attorney General of The State of Pennsylvania; The District Attorney for Philadelphia County. Russell Vance, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided August 23, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel M. Preminger, Philadelphia, PA, for appellant.

Deborah Fleisher, Asst. Dist. Atty., Donna G. Zucker, Chief, Federal Litigation, Ronald Eisenberg, Deputy Dist. Atty., Arnold H. Gordon, First Asst. Dist. Atty., Lynne Abraham, Dist. Atty., Philadelphia, PA, for appellees.

Before: STAPLETON, GREENBERG and COWEN, Circuit Judges

Submitted Pursuant to Third Circuit LAR 34.1(a) February 13, 1995.


STAPLETON, Circuit Judge:

Petitioner-appellant Vance was convicted of murder in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. In this habeas corpus proceeding, he collaterally attacks the validity of his conviction on the ground that he did not receive the "Assistance of Counsel for his defence" as mandated by the Sixth Amendment. The license of Vance's lawyer to practice...

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