No. 19-99001.

95 F.4th 1166 (2024)

Raymond Anthony LEWIS, Petitioner-Appellant, v. Chance ANDES, Acting Warden, San Quentin State Prison, Respondent-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed March 12, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brian Abbington (argued) and Joan M. Fisher , and Brian Abbington , Assistant Federal Public Defenders; Heather E. William , Federal Defender; Federal Public Defender's Office, Sacramento, California; Joseph Schlesinger , Assistant Federal Public Defender, California Appellate Project, San Francisco, California; for Petitioner-Appellant.

Jeffrey Firestone (argued) and Sean M. McCoy , and Stephanie A. Mitchell , Deputy Attorneys General; Kenneth N. Sokoler , Supervising Deputy Attorney General; James W. Bilderback II , Senior Assistant Attorney General; Rob Bonta , Attorney General of California; Office of the California Attorney General, Sacramento, California; for Respondent-Appellee.

Before: Mary H. Murguia, Chief Judge, and Morgan Christen and Daniel P. Collins, Circuit Judges.


Raymond Anthony Lewis was sentenced to death in 1991 after a California jury convicted him of the first-degree murder of Sandra Simms. Lewis appeals the district court's denial of his federal habeas corpus petition filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.

Lewis's certified claims involve only the...

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