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Court Vacates Sentence Enhanced for Prior Crime (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates a defendant’s en­hanced 60-month sentence for illegal reentry into the U.S. based on the district court’s de­termination that defendant’s 1997 aggravat­ed assault conviction in Texas was a “crime of violence” under the reentry sentencing guideline; the ...

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Virginia’s Three-Tier Ballot Order Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of Lib­ertarian political candidate Robert Sarvis’ constitutional challenge to Virginia’s three-tiered ballot ordering law; the three-tiered ballot ordering law imposes little burden on appellant’s constitutional rights and Virginia articulates several important interests sup­porting the law. ...

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