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Johnson v. Acevedo, No. 08-1731

By FindLaw Staff on July 14, 2009 5:47 PM

In a case involving a violent armed robbery of a MacDonald's restaurant, grant of a petition for writ of habeas corpus is reversed where: 1) the challenged questions asked by the prosecution at trial did not transgress the holding of Doyle; and 2) the state appellate court analysis of the harmless error question was a reasonable application of the Chapman standard.    

Read Johnson v. Acevedo, No. 08-1731

Appellate Information
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
Argued: September 3, 2008
Decided: July 14, 2009

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and CUDAHY and SYKES, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge.

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