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Tag Archives: Judge Wesley G. Russell Jr.

Mother could not testify in custody case-in-chief (access required)

Where the circuit court precluded mother from testifying in her case-in-chief at a custody hearing because, in response to father’s interrogatories, she did not identify herself as a potential witness and describe her anticipated testimony, her failure to provide the ...

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Evidence was admissible under plain view doctrine (access required)

Where the police had a valid warrant to search appellant’s electronic devices for evidence of drug crimes, the trial court incorrectly suppressed evidence of unrelated crimes discovered during the search. The unrelated evidence was admissible under the plain view doctrine. ...

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Social media reporting did not violate First Amendment (access required)

Where a convicted sex offender was required to report his social media screennames to authorities, his First Amendment rights were not violated because the reporting requirements advanced a significant government interest and did not restrict his rights of free speech ...

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