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Selective prosecution defense bats .500 (access required)

Criminal-defense attorneys have begun trying a new argument, selective prosecution, as a potential defense in drug cases in the Eastern District. In the cases, defense attorneys claim that prosecutors are seeking indictments against blacks while not pursuing white suspects who ...

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New ED Va. Rules put off until Feb. 1 (access required)

The federal judges of the Eastern District of Virginia have delayed implementation of the new Local Rules until Feb. 1. The rules had been scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, but printing delays hampered their publication, said U.S. District ...

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News in Brief for Jan. 8, 1996 (access required)

Federal driving suspension creates double jeopardy A one-year suspension of driving privileges on a military base for drunken driving creates double jeopardy when the defendant is later tried on criminal DUI charges, a federal judge has ruled in Alexandria. The ...

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Does prior DUI without lawyer count? (access required)

The Supreme Court will have the final word on a third-offense DUI case that splintered the Court of Appeals earlier this year. The case involves the prior convictions a judge can use to enhance DUI punishment. An Henrico County trial ...

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Old computers net Fairfax tax refund (access required)

A consulting firm has won a half-million dollar tax refund because Fairfax County charged it too much business property tax for its computers. According to a Fairfax Circuit judge, the county’s tax-assessment scheme did not adequately consider what even novice ...

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