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Detention After Traffic Stop Was ‘Reasonable’ (access required)

A police officer who stopped defendant for a suspected fraudulent inspection sticker and illegal window tint, and who observed five, strongly scented air fresh­eners inside the car, and who, within min­utes, confirmed that the vehicle did not belong to the ...

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Convictions Upheld for Fake ‘Stash House’ Robbery Plan (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms drug, robbery and firearm convictions for three defen­dants arising from their plan to rob a co­caine “stash house,” which did not actual­ly exist but was fabricated by undercover federal agents as part of a sting operation; ...

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‘Virginia Law’ Supports Incumbent Choice (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a district court’s decision that it had no subject matter ju­risdiction over a lawsuit filed by the 24th Senatorial District Republican Committee of Virginia and its committee chair chal­lenging Virginia’s Incumbent Protection Act, which allows an ...

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Bank loses coverage due to ‘corporate screw-ups’ (access required)

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Attention corporate defendants: Failure to pay heed to internal processes and timely submit that civil complaint and summons to your insurance company can be very expensive. American Bank Holdings Inc. found out the hard way. Due to an eight-month delay ...

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Court: No sentence enhancement despite defendant’s phony letter (access required)

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A judge who discovered that a letter of praise from the defen­dant’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor was bogus could not undo a lenient sentence for the defendant, who was convicted of stealing federal disability bene­fits. On April 12, an appeals court ...

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