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​Weight vs. Admissibility in a DUI Case

When you get charged with a crime, one of the first things your defense attorney will do is request the “discovery,” or the evidence that the prosecution has gathered on you. Your defense attorney looks at this evidence very carefully, because even though the prosecution may have a piece of evidence that incriminates you, they may not actually be able to use that evidence against you. This is an issue of admissibility—can that particular piece of evidence actually be shown to the jury and used against you at trial? This is different than weight: even if a piece of evidence is admissible, how reliable is it? How strongly should the jury consider it?

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​The Treasury's Power to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, more commonly known as FinCEN, is a bureau within the U.S. Treasury Department that analyzes and examines financial transactions in order to combat money laundering and promote national security. The Secretary of the Treasury appoints the director of FinCEN, who reports to the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

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