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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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N.C. Sex Offender Restrictions Struck (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a decision striking for vagueness a North Carolina statute’s language prohibiting certain convicted sex offenders from proximi­ty to “places where minors gather” and reference to “regularly scheduled” activ­ities for minors, and striking a separate provision that ...

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Death Sentence Overturned for Racist Remarks (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a grant of ha­beas relief overturning a death sentence imposed on an African-American man convicted of murder, because the sentenc­ing proceeding before an all-white South Carolina jury “was suffused with racially coded references to a degree ...

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