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Criminal Law Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen


SC20525 - State v. Marrero (Conviction of home invasion, burglary in the first degree, assault in the second degree; “On appeal, the defendant contends that the Appellate Court incorrectly concluded that the prosecutor had not engaged in prosecutorial impropriety by using leading questions during his direct examination of a hostile witness. After examining the entire record on appeal and considering the briefs and oral arguments of the parties, we have determined that the appeal in this case should be dismissed on the ground that certification was improvidently granted.”)

AC44146 - State v. Ghant (Unlawful restraint in the first degree, assault in the third degree, threatening in the second degree; “On appeal, the defendant claims that the trial court (1) violated his right to self-representation under the sixth amendment to the United States constitution and article first, § 8, of the Connecticut constitution1 by denying his request to represent himself and (2) violated his right to confront the witnesses against him under the sixth amendment by improperly limiting cross-examination of the state’s key witness. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.”)