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‘Rough Sex’ Statement Was Impeachment Evidence

The Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s convictions for strangulation, rape and sodomy; the trial court improperly prevented defendant from using evidence that his former girlfriend had consented to the activities for impeachment pur­poses, and the error in excluding the evi­dence ...

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Judge tosses federal charges for Brady violation (access required)

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An Alexandria federal judge has thrown out criminal charges against two people accused in an illegal “visa-for-sale” scheme based on prosecutors’ failure to disclose information about trial witnesses. The unusual action by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema came in ...

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Shooting in Own Home Was Self-Defense

The Supreme Court of Virginia reverses defendant’s convictions of voluntary man­slaughter and shooting another person in violation of Va. Code 18.2-53, as defendant proved that he shot the victim in self-de­fense; the record shows that the victim, while in defendant’s ...

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