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Habeas Limit Does Not Violate Suspension Clause (access required)

Applying the one-year limitation under Va. Code § 8.01-654(A)(2) to petitioner’s habeas petition alleging belated discovery of a failure to disclose exculpatory evidence does not violate the Suspension Clause of the Virginia Constitution, and the Norfolk Circuit Court dismisses the petition. The prisoner alleges the commonwealth failed to disclose exculpatory evidence and that he did not ...

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