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Full Court Grants Actual Innocence Writ (access required)

Following the Supreme Court of Virginia’s September 2009 writ of innocence exonerating defendant of one rape, a majority of the en banc Court of Appeals issues a writ of actual innocence vacating defendant’s convictions for abduction and rape in two ...

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‘Building’ Burglaries Qualify Under ACCA (access required)

A defendant’s prior convictions for breaking and entering a restaurant and a “Corner Market” under Virginia’s non-generic burglary statute qualify as violent felonies under the Armed Career Criminal Act, contrary to the district court decision, and the 4th Circuit vacates ...

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Appeal examines lawyer testimony against client (access required)

A Virginia Supreme Court panel is considering whether to allow an appeal in a case where a Newport News man was convicted of a shooting based largely on the testimony of his former defense attorney. If interest by a justice ...

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