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Perkins v. Russo, No. 08-1150

By FindLaw Staff on November 18, 2009 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

District court's denial of defendant's request for habeas relief is affirmed as, even with plenary review, defendant's subordination of perjury claim fails as the victim had identified him multiple time before he was ever even arguably pressed to testify by one of the police officers.   

Read Perkins v. Russo, No. 08-1150

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Decided November 18, 2009


Before:  Lynch, Chief Judge, and Boudin and Stahl, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Boudin, Circuit Judge


For Appellant:    Robert Perkins

For Appellee:   Argie K. Shapiro, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Bureau, James J. Arguin, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Bureau, and Martha Coakley, Attorney General

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