Friday, August 08, 2003

More on 21-day rule reform efforts

The AP has this report on further efforts to reform Virginia's 21-day rule limiting when new evidence of innocense can be introduced after a final order of conviction. The latest news is that defense lawyers are arguing that people "who plead guilty to crimes should not be excluded from a proposal eliminating Virginia's time limit for convicted criminals to produce new evidence of innocence."

This article in the Virginian-Pilot says the panel is thinking those who plead guilty should not get the benefit of extra time.

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