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Third Circuit Reverses Sentence Holding Sentence Enhancements Are Limited To Relevant Conduct

Kulick pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm. In exchange, the government dismissed other charges, including an extortion charge, dating from more than a year earlier. Nonetheless, the district court cross-referenced to the extortion guidel… Read More
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Prosecution Needs Search Warrant To Obtain Emails

Fourth Amendment Protects E-Mail From Warrantless Government Surveillance For the first time, a federal court has ruled that law enforcement must obtain a search warrant before it can search and seize a subscriber’… Read More
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Collective Knowledge of Police Sufficient to Support Reasonable Suspicion for Terry Stop

In United States v. Whitfield, No. 09-3031 (3d Cir., filed December 6, 2010, published January 6, 2011), four Camden police officers in three marked police vehicles were patrolling an area of the city known for violence and drug activity involving cr… Read More
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Fee Rate Advisory #4 for Fiscal Year 2011; 2010-251; December 18, 2010

Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2010 — The President and Congress are expected to extend the continuing resolution funding the Securities and Exchange Commission through Dec. 21, 2010. During this period, fees paid under Section 6(b) of the Securities A… Read More
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Lawyer Who Claimed Child Porn Was Legal Research Is Acquitted – News – ABA Journal

Lawyer Who Claimed Child Porn Was Legal Research Is Acquitted Leo Flynn plans to continue practicing law, the Argus Leader reports. “This just reaffirms why I became a lawyer,” he said outside the federal courtroom. “That’s why I’m going to… Read More
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Advice of Counsel Defense Under Attack

Prosecutors have charged an attorney with Glaxo SmithKline with obstruction of justice and argue that the advice of counsel defense only applies to specific intent crimes where a defendant is charged with willfully violating the law. The attorney is… Read More
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