Full Circuit Allows Rights Suit, Despite Guilty Plea

, New York Law Journal


A man who had his attempted murder conviction vacated but then pleaded guilty to a lesser offense just to get out of prison can sue the state for civil rights violations without running afoul of U.S. Supreme Court case law, the Second Circuit ruled en banc on Thursday.

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Originally appeared in print as Full Circuit Allows Rights Suit Despite Previous Guilty Plea

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