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Evidence Errors ‘Harmless’ in Murder-for-Hire Case (access required)

Even assuming the district court erred in allowing testimony about defendant’s alleged prior shooting of another man, or testimony from the later murder victim’s girlfriend, the 4th Circuit says any errors were harmless and did not unfairly affect the trial ...

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Doubting Juror Should Have Been Struck (access required)

Although the trial court tried to rehabilitate a potential juror who expressed a “preconceived notion” that “if you go to court ….you’re pretty much guilty,” the juror was not properly rehabilitated and should have been struck; the Court of Appeals ...

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Lawyer artfully asks for honeymoon continuance

A Newport News criminal defense attorney put his language arts skills to work in seeking relief from a court date in conflict with his planned honeymoon. Chad Dorsk was appointed to a heroin distribution case in federal court after another ...

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