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No Privacy Expectation in File-Sharing Software (access required)

A defendant who installed peer-to-peer file-sharing software on his personal computer did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in his computer files, which included child pornography, and the Court of Appeals affirms denial of defendant’s motion to suppress and ...

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Tip Lacked Detail for ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ (access required)

A police officer did not have reasonable suspicion to block defendant’s car in the parking lot of a convenience store after receiving a tip about a drunken driver and the Roanoke City Circuit Court grants defendant’s motion to suppress. No ...

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Court Can Limit ‘Gray Market’ Evidence in Pill Case (access required)

At defendant’s trial for selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis, the trial court did not err in limiting defendant’s right to cross-examine government witnesses on the “gray market” for non-counterfeit prescription pills, the 4th Circuit says. Defendant argued he should be ...

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