Docket No. 14-1934-pr.

814 F.3d 644 (2016)

Jose TAVAREZ, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Superintendent Ronald LARKIN, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

February 29, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Daniel B. Fields , Federal Defenders of New York, Inc., Appeals Bureau, New York, New York, Petitioner-Appellant.

Merri Turk Lasky , John M. Castellano , Assistant District Attorneys, for Richard A. Brown , District Attorney Queens County, Kew Gardens, New York, for Respondent-Appellee.

Before: CALABRESI, LIVINGSTON, Circuit Judges, and SESSIONS, District Judge.

The primary issue in this case, as certified by the district court, is whether a statecourt decision denying an ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim can be contrary to, or an unreasonable application of, the prejudice requirement in Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 104 S...

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