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‘Piracy’ Case Can Go Forward (access required)

In light of its decision in U.S. v. Dire [VLW 012-2-119], the 4th Circuit vacates a district court’s dismissal of indictments charging five Somali nationals with piracy under 18 U.S.C. § 1651; the appellate court says the lower court erred in holding that robbery was an element of the offense and defendants could not be ...

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