No. 20-3273.

83 F.4th 634 (2023)

Ryan T. McMULLEN, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Gary DALTON and Melissa Stephenson, Respondents-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided October 4, 2023.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Benjamin Morrell , Michael Mayerck , Attorneys, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner-Appellant.

Jesse Drum , Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Indianapolis, IN, for Respondents-Appellees.

Before Wood, Brennan, and Scudder, Circuit Judges.

Ryan McMullen was convicted of violating Indiana's drug possession laws and received a lengthy prison sentence. On state postconviction review he unsuccessfully argued that his trial counsel had rendered ineffective assistance. He then sought federal habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254, which the district court denied...

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