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Wrong parties named in habeas petition (access required)

Where petitioner has named the director of the Virginia Department of Corrections and the chief probation officer in her habeas corpus petition to set aside a drunk driving conviction on the basis of ineffective assistance of counsel, the petition is dismissed because she did not name the proper party as a respondent. Background Petitioner Nino pleaded guilty ...