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8-6-2001 - Opinions
Appellant's murder conviction reversed because of the erroneous admission of hearsay.
Dismissal of certiorari regarding Court of Appeals' opinion that interpreted statute on confinement of those found not guilty by reason of insanity.8-13-2001 - Opinions
This post-conviction relief case raises the issue of whether counsel had a conflict of interest while representing petitioner.
This post-conviction relief case raises the issue of whether counsel was ineffective for failing to object to hearsay testimony that designated petitioner as the perpetrator of certain sexual offenses.
This appeal was certified for review to determine the collateral estoppel effects of a criminal conviction and a family court judgment on a subsequent civil action.8-14-2001 - Opinions
This case involves application of the Procurement Code and resolves various constitutional challenges.8-20-2001 - Opinions
Grant of post-conviction relief reversed where record shows knowing, intelligent, and voluntary acceptance of plea bargain.
This criminal appeal addresses the issues of: waiver of the right to direct appeal; jury instructions on diminished capacity; and prosecutorial comments on the failure of a defendant to present a defense.
This is a workers' compensation matter which discusses the "dual persona doctrine."
This criminal case involves multiple evidentiary issues.
PCR case holding defendant who was jointly tried with a co-defendant, who was also his victim on a pointing a firearm charge, had not shown prejudice from the joint trial warranting relief.
Opinion suspending attorney indefinitely - 90 days.
Attorney disciplinary matter in which respondent admitted misconduct and consented to disbarment from the practice of law in this state.
Disciplinary matter in which attorney consented to a public reprimand.
Opinion suspending attorney indefinitely
This is a criminal case involving the statutory right to personally address the jury during the guilt phase of a capital murder trial, and whether the defendant is required to prove that he was prejudiced by the court's failure to obtain an on the record waiver of this statutory right.