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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Apple Kool-Aid, made sweeter

If you’ve got an iPad or an iPhone, or both, you’ll want to check out the Wall Street Journal’s list of tips and tricks every iOwner should know. For example, you can take a screenshot by pressing two buttons together ...

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‘Prior Conviction’ Ruling Not Retroactive (access required)

The 4th Circuit denies post-conviction relief for a defendant’s 240-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, enhanced due to defendant’s prior North Carolina drug conviction; the rule defendant advances from a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case is not retroactively applicable ...

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‘Cold Hit’ DNA Search Upheld for Good Faith (access required)

Police did not violate defendant’s rights when they collected his bloodstained clothing from a hospital four years earlier during investigation of defendant as a gunshot victim and his arrest on marijuana charges, but subsequent testing of the bloodstain for defendant’s ...

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Hurt flagman can sue trucking company for negligent hiring (access required)

A construction flagman who was hurt when he was struck on a Rockingham County highway can sue the truck driver’s company for negligent hiring. The victim claimed the driver was hired without formal training, even though he was a convicted ...

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‘Social media’ instructions updated for federal juries

Model jury instructions for federal courts have been beefed up in an effort to deter jurors’ use of social media during trial, according to the U.S. Judicial Conference. The new guidelines spell out in more detail the consequences for jurors ...

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Fairfax seat open on VSB council

A special election is scheduled for November to fill a recently vacated seat on the Virginia State Bar council from Fairfax County. Elizabeth Finberg has resigned from the council, according to VSB executive director Karen Gould. Finberg had been with ...

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No hearing on Brady claim in Huguely case

Convicted murderer George Huguely V will not get an evidentiary hearing on his claim that the prosecution withheld evidence of a planned civil suit in violation of Brady v. Maryland, a Charlottesville Circuit Court said Aug. 15. Huguely alleged that ...

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