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U.S. 4th Circuit smacks down flawed searches (access required)

A pair of rare conviction reversals by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on search-and-seizure grounds signal that contrary to the assumptions of many in the defense bar, it’s worthwhile to challenge government evidence on Fourth Amendment grounds, defense attorneys told Lawyers Weekly. However, the reversals shouldn’t be interpreted as an ideological sea change on one of the most conservative federal courts in the nation, attorneys said.

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