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08th Nov 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Zoning Case Brought on Constitutional Grounds

By: Ashley Collette and Evan Reid On October 12, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Siena Corporation v. Mayor and City Council of Rockville,...

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10th Apr 2017

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4th Circuit Blog Summer Hiatus

Dear Readers, Thank you for visiting the 4th Circuit blog! We are now on summer hiatus to allow our bloggers to prepare for the end of the semester and the...

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05th Apr 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reverses the Denial of Asylum to Honduras Citizen

By Kelsey Hyde On March 14, 2017, the Fourth Circuit amended their March 13, 2017 published opinion in the case of Cantillano Cruz v. Sessions III where the Court granted...

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31st Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Vacates and Remands Prison Grievance Claim for Further Fact-Finding

  By Kelsey Mellan On March 23, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in Custis v. Davis, a civil appeal of the district court’s sua sponte dismissal of...

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30th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Finds Duration of Traffic Stop Reasonable under Fourth Amendment

By Sophia Blair On March 30, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published criminal opinion, United States v. Hill. Donald Hill (“Hill”) pled guilty to being a felon in possession of...

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30th Mar 2017

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Debtors’ Objections to Unsecured Claims Not Barred by Res Judicata

By Mickey Herman On Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in LVNV Funding, LLC v. Harling, a bankruptcy case. Creditor-appellant, LVNV Funding, LLC (“LVNV”) appealed...

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29th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Applies Deferential Standard to Affirm Denial of § 2254 Petition

By Ali Fenno On November 23, 2016, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the criminal case of Rodriguez v. Bush.  In Rodriguez, the Fourth Circuit addressed whether the...

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27th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Prisoners’ Complaint for Mootness

By John Van Swearingen On March 24, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the prisoner civil rights case Porter v. Clarke. Plaintiffs, originally four Virginia death row...

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22nd Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reaffirms Contract Interpretation Principles in Collective Bargaining Agreement Between Retirees and Company

By M. Allie Clayton Today, in the civil case of Barton v. Constellium Rolled Products-Ravenswood, LLC., a published opinion, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the District Court in granting summary judgment...

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21st Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Vacates Grant of Summary Judgment Based Solely on Estimate of Damages

By Kelsey Hyde On March 17, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published an opinion in the civil matter of Sharma v. USA International, vacating the district court’s grant of summary judgment...

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20th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment in Social Media Dispute

By: Kristina Wilson On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Grutzmacher v. Howard County. The Fourth Circuit affirmed the District Court...

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17th Mar 2017

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Fourth Circuit Determines “Loss Recovery Statute” Does Not Include Virtual Currency

By Kelsey Mellan On March 17, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in Mason v. Machine Zone, Inc. a civil appeal of the district court’s dismissal of a...

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