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Case No. 17-0431

Troy A. Williams
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).

Trial Court Case No.:


Troy A. Williams


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Resister

Eric D. Tindal

Attorney for the Applicant

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

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Dec 12, 2018 1:30 PM

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 31, 2019

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 04, 2018

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Oct 10, 2018

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