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No Ineffective Assistance for ‘Racial Selection’ Omission (access required)

A split 4th Circuit panel denies post-conviction relief to a convicted drug dealer, who is African-American, on his claim that his trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective in failing to develop a claim that his traffic stop based on window tint ...

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Court Rejects Wire Fraud Sentence Calculation (access required)

The Norfolk U.S. District Court sustains defendant’s objections to the government’s loss calculation and enhancement for a “special skill” in sentencing defendant on convictions of wire fraud, financial institution fraud and use of a false social security number, but overrules ...

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