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Habeas Supreme Court Opinion

by Carey, Sean


AC45273 - Mercer v. Commissioner of Correction (“The petitioner, Leon Mercer, appeals, following the granting of his petition for certification to appeal, from the judgment of the habeas court denying his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. On appeal, the petitioner claims that the court improperly concluded that his criminal defense counsel, Attorney Dean Popkin, did not render ineffective assistance during the criminal proceedings underlying his conviction. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)