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‘Harmless Error’ Analysis Saves Enhanced Sentences (access required)

In these consolidated appeals by two defendants involved in conspiracy to distribute cocaine, the 4th Circuit affirms the district court’s application of sentencing enhancements for use of a minor, possession of a dangerous weapon and leadership, and applies harmless error ...

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Court Can Limit ‘Gray Market’ Evidence in Pill Case (access required)

At defendant’s trial for selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis, the trial court did not err in limiting defendant’s right to cross-examine government witnesses on the “gray market” for non-counterfeit prescription pills, the 4th Circuit says. Defendant argued he should be ...

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Deaf Appellant Sought Consecutive Interpretation (access required)

A district court did not abuse its discretion at appellant’s civil commitment proceeding as a sexually dangerous person when it only allowed simultaneous interpretation for appellant, who is deaf, rather than consecutive interpretation; the 4th Circuit affirms the district court ...

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