Justices affirm denial of PCR to man whose attorney called him a 'Negro'Indiana LawyerThe Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed the denial of post-conviction relief to a man who said his attorney prejudiced him by referring to him as a “Negro” during the selection of jurors, but noted that the Court of Appeals misstated the legal standard ...

Montana Standard
Appeal denied for Butte man serving 65 years for beating friend to death with hammerMontana StandardIn his first post-conviction relief petition in Butte district court, Doyle accused the state of violating his right to a speedy trial and right to confront witnesses against him as guaranteed under the Sixth Amendment. He also claimed there was ...and more »

Greeneville Sun
New Trial Bid Denied For Former Priest William CaseyGreeneville SunCasey was represented at his 2011 trial by Kingsport criminal defense lawyers Richard Spivey and his son, Matt Spivey. One element of the petition for post-conviction relief fashioned by Santore was the allegation of ineffectiveness of previous counsel.

Bullhead City man's appeal deniedMohave Valley NewsThe Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that the judge did not err in dismissing the post-conviction relief, arguing that the change in a law in 2013 did not apply to Jackson's case. The appellate court did not address a claim that Jackson's right to an ...and more »

Uniontown Herald Standard
Washington County still considering Mon Valley murder appealUniontown Herald StandardWashington County Judge John F. DiSalle is mulling over whether post-conviction relief is warranted because Pozonsky allegedly was taking cocaine during that trial. Multiple charges were filed against Pozonsky in September 2013. “The investigation of ...and more »

SCOV Law Blog: Defendant's waiver must be 'knowing, voluntary and intelligent'vtdigger.orgIn this case, Mr. Jankowski filed a post-conviction relief based on things that happened during a probation violation. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to a sexual assault charge and was sentenced to 5-20 years, split with three years to serve. That means he ...

Houma Courier
Supreme Court declines attacker's appealHouma Courier2, 2013, the Louisiana Supreme Court vacated the defendant's conviction and five-year sentence for possession of butalbital but declined to review Williams' other sentences. Williams filed an application for post-conviction relief on Feb. 26, 2015 ...and more »

Muncie Star Press
Supreme Court won't hear 'Mad Dog's' appealMuncie Star PressLast week, the Indiana Supreme Court without comment indicated it would not consider Whittington's appeal, a development that significantly limits the killer's legal options. He still can pursue post-conviction relief. However, so long as Young remains ...

Defense attorney wants Orleans Parish DA to say if it used fake subpoenas in home invasion caseThe Lens... any other cases in which defense attorneys have asked prosecutors to disclose their use of fake subpoenas, but he thinks more could be on the way. “I am hopeful that this is a template for other defense attorneys,” he said, “possibly for post ...and more »

Alabama bill intended to shorten capital appeals is sent to governor; ABA had opposed itABA JournalThe bill requires requires defendants to seek post-conviction relief at the same time they are pursuing a direct appeal. The bill requires post-conviction appeals to be filed within a year of the filing of the direct appeal, according to WHNT. A ...

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