No. 10-1262.

642 F.3d 99 (2011)

Ernest LIKELY, Petitioner, Appellant, v. Paul RUANE, Superintendent, Pondville Correctional Center, Respondent, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided April 25, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michael A. Nam-Krane , for petitioner.

James J. Arguin , Assistant Attorney General, with whom Martha Coakley , Attorney General, was on brief for respondent.

Before LYNCH, Chief Judge, LIPEZ, Circuit Judge, and WOODCOCK, District Judge.

LYNCH, Chief Judge.

Supreme Court decisions foreclose this habeas corpus petition brought under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, which was correctly denied by the district court.

Petitioner, Ernest Likely, was convicted on May 17, 2002 in Massachusetts of distributing a controlled substance—cocaine—in violation of Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 94C, § 32A(c). On appeal, he argued it was error to admit evidence that the substance was cocaine on the ground that...

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