Dennis Balske

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Recent Cases

Court orders third trial.

On April 27, 2018, the post-conviction trial court ordered a third trial for Thomas Kelly because his trial lawyer failed to object to improper vouching testimony.
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Post-conviction victory.

On December 15, 2017, Senior Post-Conviction Judge Pratt granted a new trial to John Marks due to his trial lawyer's failure to exercise professional skill and judgment. 
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Post-conviction court orders new trial.

On March 1, 2017, the post-conviction trial court ordered a new trial for Jonathan Rowley because his trial lawyer provided ineffective assistance. 
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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

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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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