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Habeas Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen


AC43607 - Wright v. Commissioner of Correction (“On appeal, the respondent claims that the court incorrectly determined that the petitioner’s criminal trial counsel had rendered ineffective assistance by failing to present an alibi defense. We agree and, accordingly, reverse the judgment of the habeas court.”)

AC43988 - White v. Commissioner of Correction (Claim of failure to present testimony at habeas trial of witness who had allegedly perjured testimony at criminal trial; “On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court (1) abused its discretion in denying his petition for certification to appeal and (2) improperly denied his petition for a writ of habeas corpus, in which he claimed that his first habeas counsel rendered ineffective assistance. Because the petitioner has not demonstrated that the habeas court abused its discretion in denying the petition for certification, we dismiss the appeal.”)