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Court distinguishes ineffective assistance, plain error (access required)

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A North Carolina “career offender” serving 25 years after pleading guilty to gun and drug charges is looking at some degree of relief after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 21 that the standards of review for ...

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Lifting the cover on the auto exception (access required)

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A brief police search in a Charlottesville driveway in 2013 could lead the U.S. Supreme Court to define the scope of permissible warrantless searches. Arguments are scheduled Jan. 9 on whether the constitutional rules for vehicle searches are different when ...

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Important Opinions January – December 2017 (access required)

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The “Important Opinions” that appear each week on the front page of Virginia Lawyers Weekly are those chosen by our editors as the most likely to impact law practice or a given subject area of law. Below is a listing, ...

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