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Anderson v. State

Court of Appeal of Iowa

December 18, 2013

JOHN LEWIS ARTHUR ANDERSON, Applicant-Appellant,
v.
STATE OF IOWA, Respondent-Appellee.

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert A. Hutchison, Judge.

John Lewis Arthur Anderson appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief.

Susan R. Stockdale, Des Moines, for appellant.

Thomas J. Miller, Attorney General, Mary A. Triick, Assistant Attorney General, John P. Sarcone, County Attorney, and David Porter, Assistant County Attorney, for appellee State.

Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Potterfield, JJ.

POTTERFIELD, J.

John Lewis Arthur Anderson appeals from the denial of his application for postconviction relief. He asserts trial and appellate counsel were ineffective in failing to urge dismissal on speedy trial grounds. Counsel need not raise a meritless issue.[1] See State v. Graves, 668 N.W.2d 860, 881 (Iowa 2003).

Having reviewed the briefs of the parties, the record, the applicable law, and the district court's well-written ruling, pursuant to Iowa Rule of Appellate Procedure 6.1203(a) and (d), we affirm the district court's denial of his application for postconviction relief without further opinion.

AFFIRMED.


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