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No ‘Impossibility’ Defense for ‘Stash House Sting’ (access required)

Although police fabricated the existence of a drug cartel’s stash house containing cocaine, which defendant coconspirators planned to rob, defendant cannot use an “impossibility” defense against a conspiracy charge, and the 4th Circuit affirms defendants’ convictions on conspiracy and firearms ...

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Summary Judgment Dismissal Counts for ‘Three Strikes’ Rule (access required)

A South Carolina inmate cannot challenge a bar to his frivolous claim under the “three strikes” rule to curb frivolous lawsuits on the ground that the rule does not apply when his previous suits were dismissed on summary judgment; the ...

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