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No Continuance to Raise Money for Private Counsel (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirmed defendant’s jury trial convictions for attempted rape, abduction with intent to defile, and misdemeanor assault and battery; defendant failed to show prejudice or surprise warranting a second continuance and the record evidence was sufficient to ...

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Denial of Postconviction Relief Remanded for ‘Fresh Analysis’ (access required)

In the latest decision in Jeffrey MacDonald’s long quest to overturn his 1979 convictions for the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters, the 4th Circuit says the district court took an “overly restrictive view” of what constitutes ...

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Fugitive Status Tolls Supervised Release Period (access required)

A defendant who absconded while on federal supervised release and remained at large for 13 years cannot overturn the district court’s revocation of his supervised release and imposition of additional sentences for supervised release violations that occurred after expiration of ...

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