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Feds can no longer seize ‘untainted’ assets pre-trial (access required)

Criminal defendants in the feder­al courts covered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may have an easier time coming up with the funds to pay for their defense attor­neys from now on. On Aug. 18 the full 4th Circuit took the unusual step of overruling its own case law, which for decades had allowed ...