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Criminal Practice – No COA Needed to Appeal DNA Testing Motion (access required)

U.S. v. Cowley (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-041-16, 21 pp.) (Dillon, J.) No. 15-6067, Feb. 29, 2016; USDC at Charleston, W.Va. (Copenhaver, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A defendant does not need a Certificate of Appealability in order to appeal denial of his motion seeking post-conviction testing of DNA evidence under the Innocence Protection Act in order to ...

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