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Local Police Can’t Detain on Civil ICE Warrant (access required)

Local law enforcement officers can’t detain individuals solely based on known or suspected civil immigration violations, but that rule wasn’t clearly established law when defendant deputies arrested a Salvadoran dishwasher after questioning her outside her workplace, and the 4th Circuit ...

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Witness-Tampering Instruction Was ‘Harmless Error’ (access required)

Although a jury instruction at defendant’s trial for witness tampering misstated the federal nexus required for the offense, under a 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision that came down after defendant’s conviction became final, the jury instruction was “harmless error” and ...

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