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ARGUED SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

Samuel Morgan was convicted in the Circuit Court of Cook County for the murders of William Motley and Kenneth Merkson and the rape and aggravated kidnapping of Phyllis Gregson. After unsuc- cessfully seeking post-conviction relief in the state courts, Morgan filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The district court denied relief but granted a certificate of appealability. We affirm.

 
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