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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Sixth Amendment – W.Va. Rape Shield Law (access required)

At defendant’s West Virginia state court trial for sexually molesting his granddaughter, because the trial court applied a per se exclusionary rule based on its interpretation of the state rape shield law to exclude cross-examination of a prosecution expert on the granddaughter’s sexual abuse by other perpetrators, defendant is entitled to partial federal habeas ...

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