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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 wrongful incarceration. On Jan. 22, 2003, appellant sold a rifle and a shotgun, both of which ...

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