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Officer Faces Trial after ‘Impersonation’ Arrest (access required)

A Fairfax County police officer could not objectively and reasonably have believed plaintiff was impersonating a police officer in violation of a Virginia statute when plaintiff, a psychologist who served as deputy director of a Maryland county correctional department, had ...

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‘Cockfighting’ Statute Constitutional, Court Says (access required)

A federal statute that allows participation in “gamefowl derbies,” or “cockfighting” is not an unconstitutional extension of congressional power under the Commerce Clause, and the 4th Circuit upholds defendants’ convictions under the statute 7 U.S.C. § 2156. Defendant argues that ...

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Senate confirms new judge for 4th Circuit

The U.S. Senate has consented to President Barack Obama’s appointment of Charleston, W.Va., attorney Stephanie Thacker for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The president nominated Thacker this past September. Yesterday evening, the Senate voted 91-3 in her favor, ...

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