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Gun Ban for Domestic Violence Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds the federal statute making gun possession by a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against defendant’s as-applied constitutional challenge; social science reports about recidivism among persons arrested for domestic violence and the frequency of gun violence ...

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Traffic Stop Before Warrant Execution OK (access required)

A police affidavit detailing police discovery of marijuana packaging and residue in a trash pull outside defendant’s residence supported issuance of a search warrant for defendant’s home, and the police effort to safeguard defendant’s wife and young children during execution ...

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‘Building’ Burglaries Qualify Under ACCA (access required)

A defendant’s prior convictions for breaking and entering a restaurant and a “Corner Market” under Virginia’s non-generic burglary statute qualify as violent felonies under the Armed Career Criminal Act, contrary to the district court decision, and the 4th Circuit vacates ...

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