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Lee v. Glunt, 10-4133

The district court's denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus is reversed and the case is remanded for further proceedings, where the district court's failure to grant the prisoner's request for discovery was not in the exercise of the court's sound discretion, as: 1) the prisoner was diligent in his efforts in state court to develop his claims that newly developed scientific evidence established that the expert testimony at his trial was fundamentally unreliable, in violation of due process, and that the prisoner was actually innocent; and 2) the prisoner alleged sufficient facts to demonstrate that discovery was essential to the development of his federal claims.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/27/2012
  • Published 01/27/2012

Judges

  • Sloviter

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Peter Goldberger, Jeremy M. Bolles

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