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Habeas Appellate Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


AC45712 - Soyini v. Commissioner of Correction (“In his petition, he asserted that his underlying conviction is invalid because his constitutional rights not to be subjected to an unreasonable warrantless search of his cell phone, to due process, and to the effective assistance of trial and appellate counsel were violated. On appeal, the petitioner claims that the court improperly concluded that his right to the effective assistance of trial counsel was not violated on the basis of counsel’s failure to move to suppress certain evidence that the police extracted from the petitioner’s cell phone prior to obtaining a valid search warrant and the ‘fruits’ of the purportedly unconstitutional search. We disagree and affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)