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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Plea Bargain – Booker Claim (access required)

A defendant who pleaded guilty to heroin conspiracy in 2004 knowingly and voluntarily waived his right to a direct appeal, and the 4th Circuit says he can’t escape the consequences of that plea by re-raising on collateral review a claim for sentence reduction under U.S. v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220 (2005). On appeal of the denial ...