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Park Cruising Not ‘Disorderly Conduct’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses defendant’s conviction for “disorderly conduct” under federal regulations governing the Blue Ridge Parkway, based on defendant’s “obscene” conduct of touching an undercover park ranger’s fully-clothed crotch after the ranger initiated a sexually suggestive conversation with defendant ...

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No New Trial on Misjoinder Claim (access required)

Although a Richmond U.S. District Court overturned two securities fraud convictions after defendant’s prosecution for a scheme to induce investors to support defendant’s company purportedly developing a hyperbaric-chambers treatment for HIV/AIDS, the “spillover” effect of the jury hearing evidence on ...

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