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Civil Rights – Right To Counsel – Qualified Immunity (access required)

A former criminal defendant whose state-court rape conviction was reversed because defendant officers violated his right to counsel by having a female officer surreptitiously record uncounseled conversations with him about his rape charge, can try his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit against the officers, who do not have qualified immunity. The Virginia Court of Appeals reversed ...

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