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Tag Archives: Criminal

Permit requirement insufficient for traffic stop (access required)

Although regulations prohibit “commercial vehicles” from driving on the George Washington Parkway unless authorized by permit, the mere fact the defendant was driving a commercial vehicle on the parkway did not provide a basis to stop his vehicle. The marijuana ...

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Juvenility considered in imposing life sentence (access required)

After the defendant was sentenced to life without parole for crimes committed when he was 17, the Supreme Court held that, when sentencing a minor to life without parole, the court must consider the defendant’s “youth and attendant characteristics.” Because ...

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No habeas relief despite juror’s omissions during voir dire (access required)

Although a juror omitted material information about four additional family members in law enforcement during voir dire of a capital case involving the killing of a police officer, because the record failed to demonstrate the juror was biased or that ...

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‘Brady’ violations might have resulted in different outcome (access required)

Where evidence disclosed since a conviction for rape and burglary 44 years ago suggests the police suppressed material evidence in violation of the defendant’s rights under Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), the district court was directed to consider ...

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