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Case No. 17-0431

Troy A. Williams
v.
State of Iowa

The State seeks further review of a court of appeals opinion that concluded Troy Williams’s PCR counsel committed structural error when counsel failed to present any of Williams’s PCR claims that resulted in the claims being decided without a record and without adversarial testing. The court of appeals remanded the case to the district court for a new hearing on the merits of Williams’s application for PCR with new counsel. The State argues the court of appeals recognized a new type of structural error, and its opinion conflicts with or substantially modifies Lado v. State, 804 N.W.2d 248, 252 (Iowa 2011).

County:
Scott
Trial Court Case No.:
PCCE126221

Resister

Troy A. Williams

Applicant

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Resister

Eric D. Tindal

Attorneys for Applicant

Tyler J. Buller, Jeffrey A. Critchlow, Law Student

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Dec 12, 2018 1:30 PM

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0431
Date Published:
May 31, 2019

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-0431
Date Published:
Apr 04, 2018

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Oct 10, 2018

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