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Court Orders Hearing on Ineffective Assistance Claim (access required)

On a prisoner’s pro se motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, an Abingdon U.S. District Court orders an evidentiary hearing on petitioner’s claim of ineffective assistance alleging his lawyer told him he would not be subject to a mandatory life sentence, the government’s case was weak and he would be acquitted. The majority of petitioner’s claims ...

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