Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'post-conviction'

Nevada Supreme Court finds counsel needed for post-conviction case

In an unpublished order, Smith v. State, the Nevada Supreme Court finds that the district court abused its discretion in failing to appoint counsel to represent a petitioner for his post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus.  This is...

Interesting unpublished decisions

The Nevada Supreme Court has made available a new batch of unpublished decisions.  They may not be cited as precedent.  A few are of interest: Lewis v. State - the Court finds plain error based upon a jury instruction concerning...

This and That

Justice Hardesty will become the Chief Justice in  2009. Margaret Rudin will receive a new trial.  Duh.  Who didn't see this coming.  Apparently Chris Owens, who stated to the RJ "I think it's a joke that the taxpayers will have...

US Supreme Court grants cert. in 2 cases

The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases this morning. In District Attorney's Office v. Osborne, the Court will consider whether a person may file an action under 42 USC 1983 or the Due Process Clause to obtain access...

Nevada Supreme Court issues 11 opinions

State v. Harte - The Court, sitting en banc, affirms an order of a district court partially granting a post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case.  The Court rejects the State's argument that McConnell v....

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