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Protective Order Issued in Post-Conviction Motion (access required)

A Norfolk U.S. District Court declines to bifurcate proceedings on petitioner’s § 2255 motion contending his lawyers provided constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel, but the court will grant petitioner’s motion for a protective order as it grants the government’s motion to compel discovery responses from petitioner’s trial counsel. Ineffective assistance claim Defendant pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography ...