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Case No. 20-1652

Lance Capree Brooks
State of Iowa


Lance Capree Brooks


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Christopher A. Clausen

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

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Court of Appeals Opinion

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Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Kellyann M. Lekar, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Lance Brooks appeals the dismissal of his second application for postconviction relief.  Brooks admits he filed this application after the three-year statute of limitations under Iowa Code section 822.3 (2020) had expired.  But he claims that his action is saved by the relation-back doctrine in Allison v. State, 914 N.W.2d 866 (Iowa 2018).  OPINION HOLDS: Because our legislature amended section 822.3 to abrogate Allison, Brooks is left without a lifeline.  Thus, we affirm the dismissal of his untimely application.

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