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  • Steve Avery’s appeal may fail, but it’s not his only option

    The Huffington Post - 01/14/2016

    “The odds are stacked against him,” Daniel Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University and a former public defender, told The Huffington Post. “After trial and a guilty verdict, the presumption of innocence vanishes, replaced by a presumption of guilt,” he said.

    “It is particularly difficult to win on an ineffectiveness claim,” he added. “Avery would have to show deficient performance AND that the result would have been different without the deficiency. It’s a very high hurdle to clear.”

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