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Parker v. Davis
Opinion Date: February 5, 2019
Judge: Per Curiam
Areas of Law: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of a petition for habeas relief as successive. The court found that petitioner's previous habeas petition challenged a judgment distinct from the one he challenged in the present habeas petition. In this case, petitioner's 2013 petition challenged only his 20 year sentence and his current petition challenging his seven year sentences concerned a new judgment.
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