Sunday, August 09, 2009

Nebraska Supreme Court overrules claim of ineffectiveness of trial counsel for allegedly not pointing out errors to pro se defendant previous trial counsel had committed. Further no ineffectiveness of appellate counsel for raising trial counsel ineffectiveness on appeal because appellate counsel if different from trial counsel must raise it on direct appeal if issues are apparent on record. State v. Dunster, S-08-227, 278 Neb. 268 Dunster argues that direct appeal counsel was ineffective in raising, on direct appeal, the issue of ineffective assistance of trial counsel. But direct appeal counsel’s performance was not deficient in that regard.

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