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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Legal technology predictions for 2012 (access required)

If 2011 was the year that lawyers finally took notice of Internet-based and mobile technologies — if only because these tools affected evidentiary issues in their practices — then 2012 will be the year that most lawyers not yet using ...

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Dual Enhancement Upheld for Child Porn Sentence (access required)

A U.S. Navy information systems technician who was convicted for various crimes related to his collection of child pornography and plot with an undercover agent to kidnap, rape and murder a very young child, cannot overturn his 420-month prison sentence ...

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VLW, Virginia Business honored by VBA

WILLIAMSBURG–The Virginia Bar Association presented its Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism to Virginia Lawyers Weekly and Virginia Business on Jan. 20 at the group’s winter meeting. The award is given in recognition and appreciation of exceptional legal journalism. In ...

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Two Sentences for Supervised Release Violations (access required)

A district court that revoked defendant’s supervised release for violation of certain conditions and imposed a 12-month sentence had continuing jurisdiction under 18 U.S.C. § 3583(e) to impose a second 12-month prison sentence for violations of his supervised release that ...

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‘Anonymous’ Witness OK for Gang Trial (access required)

The 4th Circuit says a defendant convicted of racketeering and various gang-related crimes cannot overturn his convictions with a claim that his Confrontation Clause rights were violated because the government allowed two El Salvadorian police officers to testify without revealing ...

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‘Project Exile’ Case Not Selective Prosecution (access required)

An African-American defendant prosecuted in Richmond federal court for firearms possession under Project Exile cannot show racially discriminatory “selective prosecution” because two white defendants who stole the firearms in Campbell County and sold them to defendant were prosecuted in state ...

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