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Enlargement of Direct Appeal Deadline Based on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Habeas As Exclusive Mechanism

State v. Iran D. Evans, 2004 WI 84, reversing unpublished decision of court of appeals
For Evans: Robert R. Henak

Issue/Holding: The petition for writ of habeas corpus procedure mandated by State v. Knight, 168 Wis. 2d 509, 522, 484 N.W.2d 540 (1992) is the exclusive mechanism for seeking reinstatement of direct appeal deadlines lost on account of ineffective assistance of counsel; the court of appeals erroneously exercises discretion when it enlarges the deadline via § 809.92(2) motion. ¶¶38, et seq.

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