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Third Circuit Grants Appeal for Sentencing Error

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded a final judgment where the trial court entered a general sentence on all counts of the Indictment. In United States v. Ward, 2010 WL 4746185 (C.A. 3 (Pa.)), the Third Circuit held that the sent…

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…

New Media and the Courts: The Current Status and a Look at the Future

The Conference of Court Public Information Officers report on new media and the courts finds that more than one-third of state court judges and magistrates responding to a survey use social media profile sites like Facebook, while less than 10 percen…
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