Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Not Ineffective

A defendant convicted of making terroristic threats under Nebraska law claimed that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to challenge the constitutionality of the criminal statute. The Nebraska Supreme Court held that the claim was meritless, as the words of the statute--"terror" and "terrorize"- are commonly understood terms and are not unconstitutionally vague. Counsel did not render ineffective assistance and the conviction was affirmed. (Mike Frisch)


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