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Court sets aside erroneous post-conviction judgment.
On June 8, 2016, the Oregon Court of Appeals set aside the judgment of Judge Joseph Guimond that denied post-conviction relief to Brandon Maxfield.
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Update: Post-conviction win for battered woman
On October 28, 2015, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the post-conviction judgment granting relief to Ms. T (not named to protect her from her dangerous ex-husband).
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Camp Instead of Prison
On December 23, 2013, Judge Michael Simon granted post-conviction relief to Patrick Haft in Haft v. United States, 3:12-cr-00042-SI.
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Appellate victory in post-conviction
On August 21, 2013, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the convictions of Kevin Berg.
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Court orders new trial
On Feb. 28, 2013, Judge Vance Day ordered a new trial for Robert Shimmin.
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Ineffective assistance undermines death sentence
Senior Judge Timothy Alexander struck down the death sentence of Travis Gibson on August 19, 2012, because Gibson's trial lawyer provided ineffective representation.
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Post-conviction relief granted
On June 12, 2012, Judge Linda Bergman held that trial counsel had provided ineffective assistance to Robert Shimmin.
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Death Sentence Set Aside
On March 7, 2012, Senior Circuit Judge Marshall Amiton set aside Jeffrey Sparks' death sentence.
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Death Sentence Set Aside
In December of 2011, the Marion County Circuit Court held that Jesse Fanus’s trial counsel provided ineffective assistance.
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Court of Appeals upholds award of post-conviction relief
On December 14, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals upheld the post-conviction court’s award of relief to Nathan Galloway.
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Parole Board Rules Violate Federal Constitution
In January of 2011, in White v. Czerniak (No. 02-1453-TC), the United States District Court for the District of Oregon agreed with the More...
   
Supreme Court Strikes Down Parole Board Policy
The Oregon Supreme Court recently adopted the position advocated by Dennis Balske in the Amicus Curiae brief he filed, in
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Anonymous jury selection struck down
The Oregon Supreme Court recently reversed Aarick Sundberg's conviction and struck down the circuit court's use of anonymous jury selection in Oregon, in State v. Sundberg, 349 Or. 608, 247 P.3d 1213 (2011). 
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Post-conviction relief granted
The Malheur County Circuit Court recently set aside the sentence in Dean Barnes's case, on the basis that his trial counsel had entered into a plea agreement recommending a ten-year sentence but had done nothing to support the recommendation at th
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Law Office of Dennis N. Balske, Portland, Oregon (August 2003 – present).  Sole practitioner.  Constitutional law practice emphasizing state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus litigation. 


 

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