Louisiana Law blog
June 28th, 2017
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinions
Trevino v. Davis
Opinion Date: June 27, 2017
Judge: Jerry E. Smith
Areas of Law: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of habeas relief on petitioner's claim of ineffective assistance of counsel (IATC). The court held that, assuming counsel's performance was deficient, petitioner failed to show that he was prejudiced by the mitigation investigation of his trial counsel and therefore his IATC claim failed.
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