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Habeas Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC38033 - Marra v. Commissioner of Correction (Habeas; "On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court improperly dismissed his eighteen count petition, which alleged claims of ineffective assistance of counsel against his prior habeas attorneys, because the court improperly (1) relied on a decision of the prior habeas court deeming his withdrawal of that action as being ‘‘with prejudice’’ and (2) concluded that the deliberate bypass doctrine barred his action. We conclude that only the form of the habeas court’s judgment is improper and, accordingly, reverse the judgment on that limited ground.")