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09th Apr 2019

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4th Circuit: Lessons on Islam Don’t Violate Christian Student’s Rights

By Caroline Hamilton and Alex Prunka During the 2014­–15 school year, Caleigh Wood was an eleventh grade student at...

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26th Mar 2019

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Fourth Circuit Rules on Equal Pay

By Melissa McKinney and Sarah Orwig  Facts In Spencer v. University of Virginia,Zoe Spencer, Professor of Sociology at Virginia...

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04th Mar 2019

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Fourth Circuit Joins the Third and Ninth Circuits on Aggregating Threats of Torture for an Immigrant to Meet His or Her Burden of Proof under a “CAT” Claim

By Hayley Degnan Factual Background          In 2005, the Appellant, Eduardo Rodriguez-Arias (“Rodriguez”), fled his native country of El...

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05th Feb 2019

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Fourth Circuit Weighs in on When an Employer-Required Medical Exam Can Violate the Americans With Disabilities Act

By Katy Thompson and Lanie Summerlin           In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. McLeod Health...

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27th Nov 2018

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Fourth Circuit Reviews Title VII Retaliation Claim

By Henry Hilston and Melissa McKinney  Facts In Netter v. Barnes,the Fourth Circuit reviewed Catherine Netter’s Title VII claim...

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05th Nov 2018

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Fourth Circuit Weighs in on Constitutional Challenges to Airport Metro Service Project

Fourth Circuit Weighs in on Constitutional Challenges to Airport Metro Service Project By Agustin Martinez and Ashley Oldfield Facts...

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23rd Oct 2018

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Fourth Circuit Rules on Punitive Damages in Deaths of Nursing Home Patients

By Ryan C Dibilio and Robert M. Padget III Facts On August 2, 2018, the Fourth Circuit Court of...

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09th Oct 2018

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Fourth Circuit Clarifies Rules for Designations of ACCA Predicate Convictions

By Samuel D. Gilleran and Nicholas T. Pappayliou Background On August 22, 2018, the Fourth Circuit decided United States...

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25th Sep 2018

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Fourth Circuit Rules on Mandatory Age-Discrimination Remedies

By Mackenzie Bluedorn and Jacqueline Canzoneri Relevant Facts This case began as an age discrimination claim.  The Equal Employment...

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11th Sep 2018

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First Amendment on Campus: Fourth Circuit Upholds University’s Discrimination and Harassment Investigation

By Hayley Degnan Facts In 2015, Ross Abbott (“Abbott”), a student from the University of South Carolina (“USC”) met...

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30th Apr 2018

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Can Schools Discipline Students for Social Media Posts?

by: Hanna Monson and Sarah Spangenburg Introduction One recent issue circulating the legal world involves whether schools can discipline...

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21st Mar 2018

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Fourth Circuit Limits Qualified Immunity in Sexually Intrusive Searches

By: Hailey Cleek & Mike Garrigan In 2014, David E. Abbott, a detective with the Manassas City Police Department...