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4th Circuit upholds conviction for swindling

RICHMOND, Va.  — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and 100-year prison sentence of a Miami businessman who swindled clients out of about $126 million to finance a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars and a yacht he named after ...

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‘Court of last resort,’ but not always the last word

WASHINGTON — Nothing about the Supreme Court — not its magnificent building atop Capitol Hill nor its very title — suggests that its word is anything other than final. Yet federal appellate judges and even state court judges sometimes find ways ...

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Supreme Court reinstates ‘shaken baby’ conviction

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has again reinstated the conviction of a California woman for shaking her 7-week-old grandson to death, a final ruling that ends a protracted dispute with the federal appeals court in San Francisco. The justices voted 6-3 ...

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Court affirms dismissal of Alcolac poison-gas lawsuit

RICHMOND — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the chemical company Alcolac Inc. illegally sold chemical-weapons materials to the Saddam Hussein regime in the 1980s. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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Appeals court strikes health insurance requirement

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court panel on Friday struck down the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans must carry health insurance or face penalties. The divided three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit ...

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Ruling goes against former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi

PHOENIX — A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi to block the Arizona Republican’s trial on corruption charges. Renzi argued that prosecution evidence concerning negotiations on proposed real estate deals was improperly presented ...

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Arguments set in Maryland prison strip search appeal

HAGERSTOWN — A federal appeals court is hearing oral arguments about the strip searches of eight workers at a Maryland state prison near Hagerstown. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., is set to hear Tuesday from ...

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