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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Successive Petition (access required)

A Virginia murder defendant is denied the right to file a successive habeas application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Sect. 2254; we hold that Sect. 2244(b)(2) precludes us from granting a pre-filing authorization motion that relies exclusively on evidence and constitutional rules that the applicant could have relied on in his last federal collateral ...

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