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Habeas Appellate Court Opinions

by Townsend, Karen


AC46227 - James P. v. Commissioner of Correction (“On appeal, the petitioner, who had been convicted of various crimes pursuant to a guilty plea, claims that (1) his trial counsel performed deficiently by informing him that it was possible for the sentencing court to reject the plea agreement if the court determined that the agreed upon sentence was too high and (2) he was prejudiced by his trial counsel’s deficient performance. We disagree with the petitioner’s second claim and, accordingly, affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)

AC46077 - Vega v. Commissioner of Correction (“The petitioner claims that the habeas court (1) abused its discretion in denying his petition for certification to appeal, (2) improperly concluded that he failed to prove that the state had suppressed exculpatory information in violation of Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83, 87, 83 S. Ct. 1194, 10 L. Ed. 2d 215 (1963), and (3) improperly concluded that he failed to establish that his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance. Because the petitioner has failed to demonstrate that the court improperly denied his petition for certification to appeal, we dismiss the appeal.”)