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Ratzlaf v. United States

Facts

Federal law requires institutions to file reports with the Treasure whenever they undertake cash transactions exceeding $10,000.  It is illegal to break up this sum to avoid reporting requirements.  Defendant ran up casino debt of roughly $160,000 and attempted to pay $100,000 of...

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Commonwealth v. Twitchell

Facts:

Parents were convicted of involuntary manslaughter due to their reliance on spiritual remedies largely stemming from their practice of Christian Science.  Child had a bowel syndrome and eventually died as a result.  Evidence existed that the ailment could have been corrected thr...

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