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Case No. 20-1361

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State of Iowa
Rodney Jackson


State of Iowa


Rodney Jackson

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Tod Deck, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (5 pages)

            Rodney Jackson appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  Jackson claims on appeal that his counsel was ineffective for failing to adequately prepare for trial and that this failure prejudiced him.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Jackson has not proven the alleged failing was prejudicial, his claim of ineffective assistance cannot stand.  We affirm the district court’s dismissal of his application. 

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