High-profile Criminal Cases, Different Roles for Defense Counsel

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It is hard to know which trial to follow: the John Edwards campaign finance trial or the trial of the troubled young man accused of killing a member of North Carolina’s state board of education? Both cases carry some heartache, and both have provided challenges for criminal defense attorneys who must be aggressive client advocates
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Supreme Court Says Strip Searches Outweigh Fourth Amendment Rights P3

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We want to finish up our discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court case about strip searches and Fourth Amendment rights before we talk about the Trayvon Martin “stand your ground” case. In our last post, we went over the majority opinion that said the strip searches were not unreasonable because they served a legitimate purpose.
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Booze It & Lose It Campaign Saves ‘countless Lives’

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More than a few drivers could trade their St. Patrick’s Day wearin’ o’ the green for wearin’ o’ the orange prison jump suit, thanks to this year’s Booze It & Lose It campaign. North Carolina law enforcement officers logged more than 1,000 drunk driving charges at sobriety checkpoints and through saturated patrols. In Wake County,
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