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Habeas Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC19527 - Diaz v. Commissioner of Correction ("We granted the respondent’s petition for certification to appeal, limited to the following question: ‘Did the Appellate Court properly determine that it was improper, based on the record of this habeas petition, for the trial court to sua sponte dismiss the petition on procedural default grounds?’ Diaz v. Commissioner of Correction, 318 Conn. 903, 122 A.3d 632 (2015). 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. The appeal is dismissed.")