Nos. 20060720, 20070587.

199 P.3d 892 (2008)

2008 UT 66

Solomon Lee FORD, Petitioner and Appellee. v. STATE of Utah, Respondent and Appellant,

Supreme Court of Utah.

Rehearing Denied January 14, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kimberly Neville, Troy L. Booher, Emily Smith, Katherine Carreau, Salt Lake City, for petitioner.

Mark L. Shurtleff, Att'y Gen., Thomas Brunker, Asst. Att'y Gen., Salt Lake City, for respondent.

On Certification from the Utah Court of Appeals

DURHAM, Chief Justice:


¶ 1 This appeal poses two questions. First, whether, in 1993, court commissioners were authorized to conduct preliminary hearings binding defendants over for trial. Second, whether defendants who succeed in vacating their convictions in a post-conviction relief proceeding are entitled to paid counsel to represent them during the State's appeal. We hold that...

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