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Sentencing Increase Was ‘Harmless Error’ (access required)

In sentencing defendant on child pornography charges, a district court incorrectly applied a “vulnerable victim” upward adjustment under USSG § 3A1.1(b)(1), based on a victim’s age-related cognitive development and psychological vulnerability, as these factors already were accounted for in an ...

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Mom’s School Tardiness Convictions Reversed (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court vacates a mother’s misdemeanor convictions under Va. Code § 22.1-263, for her three children’s repeated tardiness at school on Thursdays after their mid-week overnight visitation with the mother. The dispositive threshold issue in this case is ...

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