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Case No. 20-0395

John Arthur Wilson
State of Iowa


John Arthur Wilson


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Susan R. Stockdale

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert B. Hanson, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (11 pages)

            John Arthur Wilson appeals the denial of his motion to set aside a default judgment dismissing his postconviction-relief application.  OPINION HOLDS: We find Wilson’s notice of appeal related back to its original filing date, and the court did not abuse its discretion in granting a default judgment in favor of the State and denying Wilson’s motion to set aside default.  We affirm.

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