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N.C. court: Social network ban for sex offenders too vague

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina law banning registered sex offenders from commercial social networking sites like Facebook that children can use is unconstitutional because it’s vague and violates free speech, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. A ...

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Settlement more evidence of jail corruption, Franchot says

Peter Franchot

A legal settlement stemming from the allegedly guard-aided 2007 beating of a prison inmate being transferred from Baltimore to Hagerstown shows evidence of longstanding corruption in Maryland’s correctional institutions, Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday.

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Military’s highest court reverses suicide attempt conviction

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s highest court has reversed a discharged Marine’s criminal conviction for slitting his wrists in a case that raised questions about whether suicidal service members should be prosecuted. The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ...

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