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4th Circuit sets new test for sentencing relief (access required)

  A federal inmate seeking habeas corpus relief now will have his petition considered on its merits. The en banc 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a 2011 decision, finding a retroactive change in the law rendered the man’s sentence defective. The court’s findings in U.S. v. Wheeler also led to the creation of a new ...

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