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Opinions – U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals: 12/12/11

Criminal Procedure Search & seizure BOTTOM LINE: Police officer acted diligently in placing call to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to verify validity of defendant’s identification during traffic stop for possible impairment of driver of vehicle in which defendant was ...

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Law blog roundup

Happy Thanksgiving week. Here’s a little taste of what’s going on in the legal world in this shortened work week. This one’s a doozy: A Georgia woman has been arrested for administering illegal silicone injections into the hips and rear ...

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Supreme Court set for ‘term of the century’

WASHINGTON — This U.S. Supreme Court term has all the makings of a blockbuster, with issues such as the constitutionality of the federal health care reform law, the ability of states to pass tough immigration enforcement laws and same-sex marriage ...

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Most of Virginia airport stripping suit dismissed

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed most of the constitutional claims raised by a Charlottesville man who was arrested after stripping down to his running shorts during an airport checkpoint protest. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ...

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Opinions – 8/8/11: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Constitutional Law Fourth Amendment BOTTOM LINE: In suspect’s lawsuit against law enforcement officer, because there existed material issues of fact as to whether the officer was grossly negligent in failing to make an effort to verify that he had drawn ...

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Law digest: 8/8/11

COURT OF APPEALS Bankruptcy Law, Repossession: A creditor may repossess a car when a debtor has filed bankruptcy and failed to reaffirm the indebtedness if the creditor elected Credit Grantor Closed End Credit Provisions of the Commercial Law Article to ...

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Citizen recalls ‘humiliating’ post-9/11 arrest

LOS ANGELES — Handcuffed and marched through Washington’s Dulles International Airport in his Muslim clothing, the man with the long, dark beard could only imagine what people were thinking. That scene unfolded in March 2003, a year and a half ...

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