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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Ineffective Assistance – Appeal Consult (access required)

A criminal defense lawyer who told a convicted murderer, “The jury has spoken. What possible grounds are there for any appeal?” and who failed to discuss a possible appeal with the defendant provided constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel, and the 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for the government and remands with directions to issue a ...

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