Observations of the legal scene from the Cornhusker State, home of Roscoe Pound and Justice Clarence Thomas' in-laws, and beyond.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Overruled ineffective counsel motion affirmed in Nebraska Supreme Court against defendant convicted of smothering his girlfriends child, intentional child abuse resulting in death. Counsel's failure to redact defendant's confession that referred to other injuries from abuse was harmless and not ineffective counsel, appellate counsel also not ineffective. State v. Jim, S-08-953, 278 Neb. 238