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Case No. 20-1530

State of Iowa
v.
Veil Jacoby Jackson-Douglass

Veil Jackson-Douglass filed a notice of appeal following the district court’s entry of a judgment of sentence for sexual abuse in the third degree after he entered a guilty plea. He argues: (1) Iowa Code sections 814.6 and 814.7 are unconstitutional because they violate his due process and equal protection rights, and violate the separation of powers doctrine; (2) the court erred in treating his pro se request to withdraw his guilty plea as a request to reconsider his sentence rather than a motion in arrest of judgment; (3) trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment; (4) trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to assist Jackson-Douglass in entering an Alford plea; and (5) the trial court erred by failing to ask Jackson-Douglass personally whether he knew of any legal cause why judgment should not be imposed. The supreme court ordered the parties to file supplemental briefs regarding whether it had jurisdiction pursuant to Iowa Code section 814.6A(1) to hear the appeal, and whether the court should grant a delayed appeal.

County:
Black Hawk

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Veil Jacoby Jackson-Douglass

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester

Attorney for the Appellant

Richard Hollis

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Nov 17, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
20-1530
Date Published:
Feb 04, 2022

Other Information

Date Retained:
Sep 28, 2021
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