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Illegal reentry charge stands despite prior defective removal order (access required)

Because the defendant had notice of the charges against him; received notice of the date, time and place of his removal hearing; attended that hearing, where he had a fair opportunity to be heard by the immigration judge; and offered ...

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Despite faulty notice, defendant failed in attack on deportation (access required)

Despite the deficiencies in the initial notice to appear, the defendant appeared at the deportation hearing, did not argue he was denied an opportunity to be heard and did not offer a substantive argument that there was a reasonable probability ...

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Ex-student can proceed anonymously against university (access required)

The plaintiff, who alleged he was falsely accused of sexual assault, established the presumption of openness to judicial proceedings was outweighed by other factors, including the sensitive nature of the subject matter and the risk of retaliation to the plaintiff, ...

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Ex-inmate’s denial of treatment claim time-barred (access required)

In granting summary judgment to the defendants, the court found that a former inmate’s claims against correction facility officials that he was denied medical treatment and subject to abuse and lack of due process while incarcerated were time-barred and that ...

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Defective order prompts dismissal of immigration charges (access required)

A Honduran man had his illegal reentry charge dismissed after a judge found that material defects in a 2002 order requiring him to appear for an immigration hearing were sufficient for him to successfully challenge his deportation order. Background Ramos-Delcid ...

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Plaintiff gets fees at local rates in discovery dispute (access required)

In awarding plaintiff reasonable fees for prevailing on a discovery dispute against the Virginia Department of Corrections, the court said the appropriate rate was that charged by counsel in the Western District of Virginia, Abingdon Division, because there was no ...

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