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4th Circuit: Jury should decide venue in ‘bath salts’ case (access required)

A divided federal appeals panel has overturned the convictions of three accused drug distributors because a jury never was asked if the charges were brought in the right locality. A two-judge majority of a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the trial judge sitting in Charlottesville, committed reversible error by keeping those ...