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4th Circuit: Attorney who erred in calculating sentence can’t be sued (access required)

Inmates whose detentions were prolonged by attorneys for the South Carolina Department of Corrections’ erroneous analysis of state sentencing law won’t be able to bring a civil rights lawsuit against those attorneys because the attorneys were shielded by the doctrine of qualified immunity, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled. Marion Campbell was ...

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