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Habeas Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen


AC43188 - Bosque v. Commissioner of Correction (“The petitioner claims that the habeas court abused its discretion in denying his petition for certification to appeal because (1) it should have been obvious to the court that his habeas counsel had provided constitutionally ineffective assistance and (2) he was denied his constitutional right to counsel because the court had failed to intervene when his counsel did not present any evidence in support of his claim that good cause existed to rebut the presumption of unreasonable delay in the filing of his petition. We dismiss the appeal.”)

AC43815 - Gonzalez v. Commissioner of Correction (“On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court improperly rejected his claim that his right to due process under the federal and state constitutions was violated because General Statutes §§ 53a-81 and 53a-55a2 do not require the state to prove, as an essential element of accessorial liability for manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm, that he intended the principal’s use, carrying or threatened use of a firearm. We affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)