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Court Vacates Removal Order for ‘Theft Offense’ (access required)

A Honduran citizen’s prior Virginia conviction of unauthorized use of a vehicle was not a “theft offense” that would qualify as an “aggravated felony” under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(G); Virginia’s statute, Va. Code § 18.2-102, covers circumstances typically viewed as ...

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No Ineffective Assistance for ‘Racial Selection’ Omission (access required)

A split 4th Circuit panel denies post-conviction relief to a convicted drug dealer, who is African-American, on his claim that his trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective in failing to develop a claim that his traffic stop based on window tint ...

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‘Boorish’ Comments Can Create ‘Hostile Environment’ (access required)

A co-worker’s persistent “boorish” and “moronic” sexual comments, gestures and invitations to plaintiff and other co-workers, whose complaint supervisors allegedly ignored, supported plaintiff’s request for a trial on her hostile environment claim, but the 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for ...

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