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Daily Archives: September 3, 2007

Criminal – Witness Tampering – Drug Dealing Reports – Firebombing House (access required)

Defendants who firebombed the house of a neighbor who reported to local police on drug dealing in the neighborhood cannot overturn their federal witness-tampering convictions on the ground that federal prosecutors did not prove it was likely the neighbor would ...

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Traffic Offenses – DUI – PCP – Lab Results – Crawford Challenge (access required)

At defendant’s trial for driving on the federal Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Maryland while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the magistrate judge did not abuse his discretion in allowing the government to use the testimony of the director of ...

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Attorneys – Motion To Withdraw – IP Litigation (access required)

Two lawyers who have represented plaintiff for over two years in a claim that defendant wrongfully took her idea for Windex wipes will not be allowed to withdraw from representation based on their reassessment of the case after review of ...

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Civil Rights – Schools – Title IX – Men's Sports Teams (access required)

A not-for-profit corporation of coaches, fans and student-athletes is not entitled to a preliminary injunction to prevent the Department of Education from implementing Title IX guidelines that James Madison University has interpreted to support its elimination of men’s teams in ...

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Criminal – Discovery – Sex Offender Registration (access required)

A defendant charged with failure to register as a sex offender as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 18 U.S.C. Sect. 2250(a), is entitled under Fed. R. Crim. P. 16 to discovery of the substance of oral ...

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Criminal – Sex Offender Registration – Constitutionality (430554) (access required)

A Lynchburg federal district judge adopts the analysis of U.S. v. Hinen, 287 F. Supp. 2d 747 (W.D. Va. 2007) [VLW 007-3-184], and holds that the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act applies to this defendant, convicted in Virginia ...

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Criminal – Sex Offender Registration – Constitutionality (access required)

A district court rejects defendant’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, 18 U.S.C. Sect. 2250(a), and refuses to dismiss the indictment charging defendant under the statute. The statute makes it a federal felony for ...

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