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Death penalty defendant fails to show ineffective assistance (access required)

Where a detainee sentenced to death alleged he received ineffective assistance of counsel regarding his decision to plead guilty and the process of sentencing explaining, but his arguments were procedurally defaulted or without merit, his claims were rejected. Background In this death penalty case, Mikal Mahdi appeals from the district court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § ...