Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'ineffective assistance'

Oral Argument Calendar: Nov. 4

State v. Huebler (Charles), Docket No. 50953 Reno High School - 9:30 a.m. - Full Court (Justice Saitta disqualified) This is an appeal from a Washoe County district court order granting Charles Huebler's post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas...

Oral Argument Calendar: Nov. 2

Marrs (Shirley) v. Schiff (Dr. Steven), Docket No. 53601 Carson City - 10:00 a.m. - Full Court (Justice Hardesty disqualified) This is an appeal from a Washoe County district court judgment in a medical malpractice action, which alleged that doctors...

US Supreme Court oral arguments

On Tuesday, the Court will hear Harrington v. Richter (whether a state court's denial of an IAC claim warrants deference under AEDPA), Premo v. Moore (IAC claims based upon a plea deal made after counsel failed to suppress an unconstitutionally...

Supreme Court grants cert in 2 cases

The Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases this week.  Scotusblog provides a summary and links to relevant documents: Title: Los Angeles County v. HumphriesDocket: 09-350Issues: (1) For a claim for declaratory relief against a local public entity, must the...

Nevada Supreme Court finds IAC based upon failure to seek psych examination

In an unpublished order, in Snyder v. State, the Nevada Supreme Court finds that trial counsel was ineffective based upon the failure to thoroughly investigate all potential defenses prior to advising her to plead guilty to second degree murder.  The...

Nevada Supreme Court vacates death sentence

In a 4-3 unpublished order, in Rodriguez v. State, the Nevada Supreme Court vacates a sentence of death and remands the case for a new penalty hearing.  The ruling was based upon a finding of ineffective assistance of counsel in...

Nevada Supreme Court grants new penalty hearing in a capital case

In an unpublished decision of December 31, the Nevada Supreme Court granted a new penalty hearing in the capital case of Jones v. State.  The Court found ineffective assistance of trial counsel based upon failure to investigate mitigating evidence and...

Ninth Circuit reverses Nevada death sentence

In Sechrest v. Ignacio, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses death sentences based upon a 1983 conviction for two murder convictions in Washoe County.  The 41 page opinion addresses procedural default issues, law of the case, an alleged Miranda...

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