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Supreme Court of North Dakota.

Spencer Kerry CURTISS, Petitioner and Appellant v. STATE of North Dakota, Respondent and Appellee

No. 20180392

Decided: May 16, 2019

Spencer K. Curtiss, self-represented, Bismarck, ND, petitioner and appellant; submitted on brief. Tessa M. Vaagen, Assistant State’s Attorney, Bismarck, ND, for respondent and appellee; submitted on brief.

[¶1] Spencer Curtiss appeals from an order denying his application for post-conviction relief and an order denying his motions for reconsideration and to correct his sentence. On appeal, Curtiss argues the district court erred in granting summary disposition because there was newly discovered evidence, he received ineffective assistance of counsel in prior post-conviction relief proceedings, and there were conflicts of interest with his attorneys throughout his criminal and post-conviction relief proceedings. He also argues the court erred by denying his motions for reconsideration and to correct an illegal sentence. We summarily affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(4), (6), and (7). See Carlson v. State, 2018 ND 81, ¶ 7, 908 N.W.2d 711 (dismissal is appropriate when the alleged newly discovered evidence does not satisfy the exception under N.D.C.C. § 29-32.1-01(3)(a)(1) because the evidence is not new and would not establish the petitioner did not engage in the criminal conduct for which he was convicted).

Per Curiam.

[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J. Jon J. Jensen Lisa Fair McEvers Daniel J. Crothers Jerod E. Tufte

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Docket No: No. 20180392

Decided: May 16, 2019

Court: Supreme Court of North Dakota.

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