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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Affidavit OK for Search for Minor’s Photos (access required)

After the 57-year-old defendant was stopped at a DUI checkpoint on the Blue Ridge Parkway with a 16-year-old unlicensed female driver at the wheel, an officer’s subsequent affidavit that included defendant’s admission that a laptop computer contained pornographic pictures of ...

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No Pension Benefits Setoff for ‘Employer’ Debt (access required)

An electrical workers’ union pension trust fund violated plaintiff’s ERISA rights when it terminated his pension payments in order to recoup monies allegedly owed to the fund by a corporation plaintiff established, and when the fund did not provide plaintiff ...

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Jurors Can Be Struck for Translation Hesitation (access required)

Spanish-speaking jurors who express doubt about abiding strictly by translations provided by official court translator during this drug conspiracy trial can be struck for cause, the 4th Circuit says; striking three jurors did not violate defendant’s Sixth Amendment rights, and ...

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Bobby B. Stafford (access required)

Former Alexandria criminal defense lawyer Bobby B. Stafford died Nov. 8 in Winnsboro, S.C. He was 71. Mr. Stafford, who stood 6’8”, was known for his flamboyant but effective style in and out of the courtroom. He also was a ...

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Thanksgiving travelers to pay more for gas in 2011 (access required)

The Mid-Atlantic Triple A says the price of Thanksgiving holiday travel is likely to be significantly higher this year than what it was for the 2010 holiday. The Triple-A says the national average price of gasoline is 58 cents higher ...

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