Using Actual Innocence to Avoid a Procedural Bar to Habeas Corpus Relief

Using Actual Innocence to Avoid a Procedural Bar to Habeas Corpus Relief Actual innocence is an exception to any procedural bar preventing a federal court from granting habeas corpus relief, without the need to show cause and prejudice. Typically, a habeas claim is “procedurally-defaulted” when it`s raised for the first time on habeas review, rather […]