Filing for “Summary Reversal”: the continuing search for justice, 4/5/2012
Supporters are happy to announce this recent court filing, authored by Dennis Riordan, Mr. Steele’s appeal attorney. Mr. Riordan – with offices in San Francisco, CA – will provide counsel and strategy direction in continuing efforts to free Mr. Steele.
Former counsel Robert McAllister’s “sleep-walk” effort in defending Mr. Steele in the April 2011 Boise trial is universally credited to have handed the prosecution their triumph on a silver platter. The motion announced here endeavors to cite established law to compel an observably biased court to play fair.
At the center of this filing is this excerpt from the paperwork: ”The District Court erred in declining to consider Defendant’s ineffective assistance claim, and the matter should be remanded for a hearing on it“. Numerous citations of pertinent casework are presented. Included is reference to the critical denial to allow testimony by audio forensics expert Papcun.
The court paperwork linked below additionally brings to light the issue of how the government concealed Mr. McAllister’s own legal embroilment from Mr. Steele’s knowledge: ”As only became known after entry of the Steele judgment, on July 25, 2011— well before Steele’s new trial motion was decided in November, 2011 — the United States filed a 19-count Indictment in the district of Colorado against four individuals, including McAllister…“.
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