Sopczak v. Cooper et al

Petitioner: Michael John Sopczak
Respondent: Lynn Cooper and James D. Caldwell, Jr.
Case Number: 3:2012cv00095
Filed: February 16, 2012
Court: Louisiana Middle District Court
Office: Baton Rouge Office
Presiding Judge: James J. Brady
Referring Judge: Stephen C. Riedlinger
Nature of Suit: Habeas Corpus (General)
Cause of Action: 28:2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State)
Jury Demanded By: None

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June 16, 2014 64 Opinion or Order of the Court RULING adopting in part and declining in part 51 Report and Recommendations of the Magistrate Judge. The application is GRANTED as to Claim 1, ineffective and therefore unconstitutional wavier of counsel,but DENIED as to the remaining arguments in Claim 1, and DENIED as to claims 2, 3, and 4. It is hereby ordered that the State of Louisiana give the Petitioner a new trial within 180 days after the decision of this Court remanding the case to the state court becomes final, or release Petitioner from custody. Signed by Judge Shelly D. Dick on 6/16/2014. (LLH)
July 9, 2013 45 Opinion or Order of the Court RULING denying, without prejudice, 43 Motion to Appoint Counsel, until such time as the court determines whether an evidentiary hearing is needed. Signed by Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Riedlinger on 7/8/2013. (SMG) Modified to edit document type on 7/9/2013 (SMG).

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