Ruben P. Chavez, Petitioner and Appellant, v. Walter Craven, Warden, Appellee, 428 F.2d 185 (9th Cir. 1970)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 428 F.2d 185 (9th Cir. 1970) July 8, 1970

William S. Clark (argued), San Francisco, Cal., Ruben P. Chavez (pro se) Represa, Cal., for appellant.

Mark W. Jordan (argued), Deputy Atty. Gen., Thomas C. Lynch, Atty. Gen., Wm. E. James, Asst. Atty. Gen., Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee.

Before CHAMBERS and TRASK, Circuit Judges, and PLUMMER, District Judge.


The order denying habeas corpus relief on a state conviction is affirmed.

In our view, before we consider whether counsel was ineffective in not seeking a hearing in the California Supreme Court (such a hearing being discretionary with that court), Chavez should show a federal court that he had a point of real substance which was lost. We cannot find it.