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 Criminal – Actual innocence standard trumps limitations (access required)

The appellate court reversed and remanded the dismissal of a habeas petition, finding that new evidence proffered in 2013 called into question the culpability of a defendant convicted of murder in 1976. Taking the record as a whole, the court said the defendant satisfied the actual innocence standard, which is an exception to the statute ...

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