Recommended Titles and Treatises
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Another bite at the apple: a guide to section 2255 motions for federal prisoners
28 U.S.C. Section 2255 provides federal prisoners a mechanism to challenge the lawfulness of their incarceration. It was enacted in 1948 to alleviate federal court workload imbalances resulting from the then existing federal habeas corpus requirement that required a prisoner to petition the court in the district of their incarceration. This publication is a written as a guide for a practitioner with a Section 2255 proceeding. It provides a good, but not definitive overview of this type of post-conviction remedy and its relationship with other post-conviction remedies for the federal prisoner.
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