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4th Circuit frees man, whacks state high court (access required)

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a federal judge to grant a man’s Sixth Amendment ineffective assistance claim, giving the man his release from prison. In its ruling, the Fourth Circuit takes the Supreme Court of Virginia to task for applying in a collateral review of the case “the wrong legal standard in ...