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Conviction reversed for lawyer who lied on pro hac application

A federal appeals court finds it a “close question” whether a lawyer can be convicted of obstruction of justice for conveniently omitting his prior disciplinary record in seeking pro hac vice status in a Virginia case. A three-judge panel of ...

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No Suit for Homeless Center (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds dismissal of a lawsuit filed by an unincorporated association of homeless people and their advocates who allege defendants, including Virginia Commonwealth University and the city of Richmond, violated 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 and Sec. 1985(3), and ...

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