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‘Actual Innocence’ Claim Remanded (access required)

A defendant convicted of murder-for-hire is entitled to another chance to show his “actual innocence,” as the 4th Circuit says a trial court erred in its application of the “gateway innocence” test for evaluating defendant’s habeas claims. The “gateway innocence” test under Schlup v. Delo, 513 U.S. 298 (1995), allows a post-conviction court to consider procedurally ...

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