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Habeas Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen

 

AC43581 - Tatum v. Commissioner of Correction (Fifth amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus; “On appeal, the petitioner claims that the court improperly (1) dismissed counts one, two, and three of the petition on the basis of res judicata; (2) determined that our Supreme Court’s decisions in State v. Guilbert, 306 Conn. 218, 49 A.3d 705 (2012), and State v. Dickson, 322 Conn. 410, 141 A.3d 810 (2016), cert. denied, U.S. , 137 S. Ct. 2263, 198 L. Ed. 2d 713 (2017), could not be applied retroactively to the identification claims raised in counts six and seven of the petitioner’s petition; and (3) denied count five of the operative complaint alleging ineffective assistance against his third habeas counsel. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)

AC43381 - Lewis v. Commissioner of Correction (“On appeal, the petitioner claims that the habeas court abused its discretion by (1) denying his motion to sequester a subpoenaed witness, (2) striking his motion to reconstruct and correct the record, (3) denying his request to issue a subpoena, (4) dismissing in part and denying in part his amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus, and (5) denying his petition for certification to appeal. We dismiss the appeal.”)

AC44198 - Heywood v. Commissioner of Correction (“The petitioner claims that the habeas court improperly concluded that he failed to establish that he was prejudiced as a result of his trial counsel’s deficient performance. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the court.”)