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People v. Yaworski, 2014 IL App (2d) 130327

POSTCONVICTION PETITION: The appellate court reversed the second-stage dismissal of defendant's post-conviction petition, determining that because the petition claimed that defendant received ineffective assistance of counsel, the appointment of the same assistant public defender to represent defendant during the post-conviction petition proceedings created a conflict of interest. The appellate court vacated the dismissal and remanded the cause for further proceedings. Justice Spence dissented, accepting the People's argument that defendant is entitled to, and received, reasonable assistance...[More]

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