Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

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This compendium includes significant criminal cases by the U.S. Supreme Court & N.C. appellate courts, Nov. 2008 – Present. Selected 4th Circuit cases also are included.

Jessica Smith prepared case summaries Nov. 2008-June 4, 2019; later summaries are prepared by other School staff.

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E.g., 10/19/2021
E.g., 10/19/2021

The trial court had inherent authority to order an attorney to pay $500 as a sanction for filing motions in violation of court rules, that were vexatious and without merit, and that were for the improper purpose of harassing the prosecutor. The attorney received proper notice that the sanctions...

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