Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 20-0044

Spencer Antowyn Pierce
State of Iowa


Spencer Antowyn Pierce


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Nicholas Einwalter

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 12, 2022


            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph Seidlin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  Dissent by Carr, S.J.  (10 pages)

            Spencer Antowyn Pierce appeals the summary disposition of his second application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: Given the narrow constraints of Allison v. State, we affirm the dismissal of Pierce’s second application for postconviction relief.  DISSENT ASSERTS: Because the claims in the second PCR action impliedly allege Pierce’s first PCR counsel was ineffective in advancing claims in his first PCR action, I would find his second PCR action falls within the Allison exception and reverse.

© 2022 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.