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Abortion; Prisoner; Transportation

Where the Missouri Department of Corrections established a policy prohibiting transportation for prisoners who sought elective, non-therapeutic abortions, the District Court properly found the policy invalid under Turner v. Safley, but the court erred in finding that the policy violated ...

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Offer To Distribute; Notice

Where a defendant admitted that he used Kazaa, a computer program, to download and distribute child pornography across state lines, the program’s descriptive fields acted as an offer to distribute the file, so the defendant was properly charged with publishing ...

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Multiplicitous Counts

Where the District Court recognized that charging a defendant with two violations for one act improperly exposed him to multiplicitous counts and so merged the count, the government may present evidence that a defendant is both a felon and a ...

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