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Criminal – Habeas – Ineffective Assistance – Conflict Of Interest – Lawyer’s Other Client (access required)

The 4th Circuit earlier reversed the district court and said petitioner’s lawyer had an actual conflict of interest at sentencing when he did not move for a downward departure for “self-defense necessity” in order to avoid accusing another of his clients for threatening petitioner’s life; now the 4th Circuit reverses again, holding this time that ...