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State v. David E. Nickels (No. 31642-4-III)

On March 25, 2015, WACDL filed an amicus brief in this case.

Court

Washington State Supreme Court

Issue

Brief in support of motion for discretionary review, and in support of the rule proposed by Nickels. Whether the court should grant discretionary review and adopt a rule holding that in a criminal case, compelling reasons for filing an over length brief are established where counsel, as an officer of the court, correlates the brief length to the defendant’s right to the effective assistance of appellate counsel.

Amicus Authors

John Strait and Suzanne Elliott (joint brief with WDA)

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