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Habeas Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen


AC42537 - Carrasquillo v. Commissioner of Correction (Second amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus; whether petitioner was adequately advised of plea offer; “The petitioner claims that the habeas court erred by concluding that he was not deprived of his right to the effective assistance of counsel during his underlying criminal trial. We affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)

AC41911 - Stevenson v. Commissioner of Correction (“Specifically, the petitioner claims that the sentence of sixty years without the possibility of parole imposed after his underlying criminal trial is illegal because it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment under the United States and Connecticut constitutions, and that the habeas court could have determined that emerging science concerning juvenile brain development entitled him to a lesser sentence. We conclude that the habeas court improperly dismissed the habeas petition, and, accordingly, we reverse the judgment of the habeas court.”)