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Man Who Sold House He Didn’t Own Sentenced

A man federal prosecutors say fraudulently sold a house owned by a man who was out of the country caring for his sick mother has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.

11/01/2014

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Matthew to Make Court Appearance in Fairfax Friday

The suspect in the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will be making an initial court appearance Friday in Fairfax in an unrelated case.

10/27/2014

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Court Narrows Claims in Md. Wrongful Death Case

A federal court has dismissed all claims against Regal Cinemas Inc. in a lawsuit stemming from the asphyxiation death last year of a Maryland man with Down syndrome.

10/16/2014

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Colombian Man Gets 3 Years For Md., Va. Burglaries

A Colombian man in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to three years in prison after prosecutors say he and his Houston-based crew burgled at least 12 homes in Virginia and Maryland.

10/03/2014

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Feds: ‘No Fly List’ Court Case Would Expose State Secrets

A judge will hear arguments from the federal government that a constitutional challenge to its No Fly List should be tossed out of court because it would expose state secrets.

07/18/2014

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Ex-Va. Gov. McDonnell Has Rasied $250,000 For Defense Fund

The legal defense fund for former Gov. Bob McDonnell is reporting that it raised $93,000 during the second quarter of this year.

07/15/2014

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Bail Procedure for Criminal Cases in Maryland Under Review

The requirement that defendants have lawyers at all bail hearings went into effect on July 1.

07/15/2014

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High Court: Whistleblowers’ Testimony is Protected

The First Amendment protects public employees from job retaliation when they are called to testify in court about official corruption, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

06/19/2014

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Senate OKs First Openly Gay Black Federal Judge

The Senate for the first time confirmed an openly gay black man to become a top-level federal judge. By a 98-0 vote Tuesday, senators approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Darrin Gayles to join a district court in Florida.

06/17/2014

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2 Confirmed as Judges in Federal Court in Maryland

The U.S. Senate has confirmed two men to serve as judges on U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.

05/01/2014

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