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Lawyer 'Ashamed' To Practice Law In 4th Circuit (access required)

Dear Editor: I am ashamed to practice law in the 4th Circuit. I am one of many court-appointed lawyers who represents people on Virginia's death row. When appointed by the district court, counsel's duties begin immediately because there are time constraints imposed by statutes of limitations dictating by when a prisoner's petition for writ of habeas ...