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Habeas Appellate Law Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC39952 - Chance v. Commissioner of Correction (Claim of ineffective assistance by failing to file motion to suppress incriminating statements and failing to present to trial court jury instructions; "On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court (1) abused its discretion in denying his petition for certification to appeal from the denial of his second amended petition, and (2) improperly concluded that he failed to establish that his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance. We conclude that the habeas court did not abuse its discretion in denying the petition for certification to appeal and, accordingly, dismiss the petitioner’s appeal.")