STATE EX REL. VINCENT STEWART
STATE OF LOUISIANA
SUPERVISORY WRITS TO THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
COURT, PARISH OF JEFFERSON
Relator fails to show he received ineffective assistance of
counsel under the standard of Strickland v.
Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 104 S.Ct. 2052, 80 L.Ed.2d 674
(1984). We attach hereto and make a part hereof the district
court's written reasons denying relief.
has now fully litigated his application for post-conviction
relief in state court. Similar to federal habeas relief,
see 28 U.S.C. § 2244, Louisiana post-conviction
procedure envisions the filing of a second or successive
application only under the narrow circumstances provided in
La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.4 and within the limitations period as
set out in La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.8. Notably, the Legislature in
2013 La. Acts 251 amended that article to make the procedural
bars against successive filings mandatory. Relator's
claims have now been fully litigated in accord with
La.C.Cr.P. art. 930.6, and this denial is final. Hereafter,
unless he can show that one of the narrow exceptions
authorizing the filing of a successive application applies,
relator has exhausted his right to state collateral review.
The district court is ordered to record a minute entry
consistent with this per curiam.
FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF
matter comes before the court on petitioner's
TO COURT; STATUS OF MOTION STYLED LETTER FILED 3-24-15: OR
RULING MADE; OR RENDER DECISION. STAMPED AS FILED DECEMBER
LETTER TO COURT: TO SEND THIS COURT'S RULING ON THE
3-24-15 MOTION STYLED LETTER TO DOC, OR TO STEWART. ...