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Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘Missing Witness’ Instruction for Deported Witness (access required)

An alleged MS-13 gang member, charged with racketeering-related charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, use of a firearm and maiming, is entitled to a “missing witness” jury instruction because the U.S. deported a material witness without advising the defense; ...

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Enemy Combatant’s Torture Suit Dismissed (access required)

In this suit by an Algerian citizen against former government officials alleging abuse, mistreatment and torture by U.S. military personnel during plaintiff’s detention in multiple countries, the suit is dismissed because, among other reasons, the Military Commissions Act bars courts ...

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Coach Sues Superintendent on Contract Claim (access required)

On the magistrate judge’s recommendation, a Richmond U.S. District Court denies dismissal of claims under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981 and 1983 alleging defendant school superintendent discriminated against plaintiff, an African-American male computer technician and coach, by not renewing his contract ...

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