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Case No. 18-1928

Calvin Nelson
State of Iowa


Calvin Nelson


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Karmen Anderson

Attorney for the Appellee

Aaron Rogers, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott J. Beattie, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Greer, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (4 pages)

            Calvin Nelson appeals the district court’s denial of his application for postconviction relief, asserting his jury-composition claim was not barred.  OPINION HOLDS: We agree with the district court that his claim was barred by res judicata, and because State v. Plain, 898 N.W.2d 801, 821 (Iowa 2017), does not apply retroactively, Nelson’s claims must fail.

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