Gwaine Collins, Petitioner-appellant, v. United States of America, Respondent-appellee, 73 F.3d 364 (7th Cir. 1995)

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US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit - 73 F.3d 364 (7th Cir. 1995) Submitted Dec. 20, 1995. *Decided Dec. 22, 1995



Gwaine Collins moved to vacate, set aside, or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2255 alleging numerous grounds for relief including ineffective assistance of trial and appellate counsel. The district court denied petitioner's ineffective assistance of counsel claims without granting an evidentiary hearing and dismissed petitioner's remaining claims for waiver and procedural bars. For the reasons stated by the district court in its entry dated July 19, 1994, we AFFIRM.


After preliminary examination of the briefs, the court notified the parties that it had tentatively concluded that oral argument would not be helpful to the court in this case. The notice provided that the parties could file a "Statement as to Need of Oral Argument." See Fed. R. App. P. 34(a); Cir.R. 34(f). Appellant filed a statement requesting oral argument. After reviewing this statement, the record and appellate briefs, we deny appellant's request. Accordingly, the appeal is submitted on the briefs and the record