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Medical school can dismiss student who mistreated staff (access required)

A medical school was not required to keep a student enrolled who repeatedly violated rules of professionalism, even though the student asked the school to accommodate his diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ...

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Court Upholds Board on Cell Tower (access required)

In this appeal, we consider certain “prohibition” and “discrimination” challenges brought by a wireless telecommunications provider against a local governing body under a provision of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(B)(i), and conclude the Fairfax County, Va., ...

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Victim Age at Issue for ‘Threat’ Crimes (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms criminal convictions of a “Commander” of the American National Socialist Workers’ Party for threatening and intimidating individuals, as well as a $545,000 civil judgment in favor of defendant’s victims, but vacates defendant’s 30- month sentence and ...

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PSR ‘Facts’ Don’t Pass Muster for ACCA (access required)

A district court committed plain error when it used the presentence report’s discussion of the circumstances surrounding defendant’s two prior violent-felony convictions  to apply an Armed Career Criminal Act enhancement under 18 U.S.C. § 924 when sentencing defendant as a ...

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