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Court Rejects ‘Frisk First’ Rule, Upholds Seizure (access required)

Detectives who recognized defendant at a bus station as a person with a criminal record and recent suspect in two gun-related homicides, acted legally in detaining defendant and questioning him based on a reasonable suspicion that he might have a ...

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Deaf Appellant Sought Consecutive Interpretation (access required)

A district court did not abuse its discretion at appellant’s civil commitment proceeding as a sexually dangerous person when it only allowed simultaneous interpretation for appellant, who is deaf, rather than consecutive interpretation; the 4th Circuit affirms the district court ...

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