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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Search & Seizure – Auto – Inventory Search – Closed Containers (access required)

A police search of defendant’s impounded vehicle after his arrest on an outstanding warrant did not violate defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights and the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s firearm conviction and convictions for conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession with intent ...

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New PD offices opposed (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine wants to create public defender’s offices in Chesterfield, Henrico and Prince William counties to save money, about $1.2 million annually. But most lawyers who practice criminal law in those localities believe the court-appointed system works well ...

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No custody change from mom’s move (access required)

A mom who moved from Virginia to Colorado with her 4-year-old son, without telling the boys dad, did not forfeit custody of the child. Although the child’s guardian ad litem’s report supported a psychologist’s evaluation that the mother’s move had ...

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Employment – Whistleblower – Sarbanes-Oxley – Jurisdiction (access required)

In this first-impression case, a national account director for a diagnostic-instrument manufacturer who allegedly uncovered inadequate internal controls and misrepresentations to shareholders, gets a de novo proceeding of his Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower case in federal district court, and the 4th Circuit ...

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