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Case No. 18-1928

Calvin Nelson
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Calvin Nelson

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Karmen Anderson

Attorneys for Appellee

Aaron Rogers, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1928
Date Published:
Nov 30, 2020
Summary

            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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