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Resentencing Ordered on Ineffective Assistance Claim (access required)

Petitioner’s trial counsel provided constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel when he failed to object to the drug amount attributable to petitioner on the ground that some of the pills charged to the conspiracy were obtained and used by petitioner pursuant ...

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Weapons Conviction Vacated, But No ‘Actual Innocence’ (access required)

Although the district court vacated appellant’s felon-in-possession conviction in the wake of U.S. v. Simmons, the 4th Circuit says appellant is not entitled to a certificate of actual innocence that would allow him to recover compensation from the government for ...

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