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Mandatory Time Applied for Supervised Release (access required)

A defendant cannot take advantage of an amendment that eliminated the supervised release statute’s mandatory minimum sentence because the statute was amended after defendant committed the underlying drug and firearms offenses for which he originally was sentenced, but before he ...

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Court Applies Crime-Fraud Exception in Child Porn Case (access required)

In this child pornography prosecution, a Norfolk U.S. District Court says the crime-fraud exception applies and certain work product and attorney-client communications are no longer privileged; the court defers a decision on disqualification of defense counsel, who represented defendant when ...

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