The mission of the Connecticut Judicial Branch is to serve the interests of justice and the public by resolving matters brought before it in a fair, timely, efficient and open manner.

Habeas Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen

 

AC42165 - Harris v. Commissioner of Correction ("On appeal, the petitioner claims that the court abused its discretion in denying his petition for certification to appeal and improperly denied his amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus, in which he alleged ineffective assistance of (1) appellate counsel and (2) prior habeas counsel. We disagree and, accordingly, dismiss the petitioner’s appeal.")

AC43961 - Cruz v. Commissioner of Correction ("On appeal, the petitioner claims that the court erred by concluding that (1) Attorney William Gerace’s allegedly deficient representation during plea negotiations was not prejudicial, and (2) Attorney Dean Popkin did not render ineffective assistance with respect to the petitioner’s sentencing proceeding. We affirm the judgment of the habeas court.")