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Child Porn Defendant Denied IT Discovery (access required)

Following prior opinions of the East­ern District of Virginia covering the same Fourth Amendment issues, a Norfolk U.S. District Court upholds the government’s use of a Network Inves­tigative Technique to conduct searches of personal computers after its seizure of “Playpen,” ...

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Prof’s ‘Comparators’ Don’t Show Wage Bias (access required)

Plaintiff associate professor’s allega­tions of higher pay for six male faculty members in different university de­partments, citing their alleged lesser experience, lower teaching loads and lower enrollments in their classes, are not sufficient to state a claim under the Equal ...

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Court Upholds Firearm Dealer License Requirement (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a refusal to dismiss an indictment charging de­fendant with violating 18 U.S.C. § 922 for unlicensed dealing in firearms and conspiracy to deal firearms without a license; the prohibition against unli­censed firearm dealing comports with the ...

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Agency Nurse Covered by Hospital Policy (access required)

A staffing agency nurse assigned to a hospital has malpractice coverage under the hospital policy’s professional liabil­ity coverage, even though the hospital policy’s general liability provision ex­cludes an agency nurse from coverage; the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for the agency ...

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