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April 11, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Cobler Cobler pled guilty to several child pornography offenses and was sentenced to 120 years in prison. The panel, with one judge concurring in judgment, affirmed his sentence. The majority noted that recent 4th Circuit cases suggest … Continue reading

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August 28, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Cope Cope was convicted of the rape and murder of his daughter. The Court of appeals affirmed. The Court, 3-2, affirmed as modified. The majority held the trail court did nto err in excluding four incidents involving a … Continue reading

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