S.D.Ind.: Def’s 2255 4A IAC claim was speculative at best and denied

Defendant claims his attorney was ineffective for failing to tell him about a possible motion to suppress, and, thus, he wouldn’t have pled guilty. The court, however, finds no facts anywhere in the case supporting even an inference there was a Fourth Amendment violation. Therefore, Strickland not met. Richardson v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 98968 (S.D. Ind. June 13, 2019).*

Defendant’s 2254 COA request is denied. His primary claim is that his state adjudicated search claim was wrong, but Stone bars review of that. Quezada v. Raemisch, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 17713 (10th Cir. June 13, 2019).*

In answering a certified question from federal court, an “all due care standard” would grant qualified immunity under Iowa law. Baldwin v. City of Estherville, 2019 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 78 (June 14, 2019).*

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