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Fourth Circuit Affirms Conviction for Mine Health and Safety Violations

By: Kristina Wilson On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the criminal case United States v. Blankenship. The Fourth Circuit affirmed the defendant’s conviction...

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24th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Denies Federal Jurisdiction Under Tax Injunction Act Despite Artful Pleading

By Sophia Blair On January 24, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published Gwozdz v. Healthport Tech., LLC, a civil case. Lawrence Gwozdz (“Gwozdz”) requested his wife’s medical records from several Maryland Hospitals....

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23rd Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Remands Deaf Prisoner’s Claims that Prison Failed to Accommodate

By Mike Stephens On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in Heyer v. U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Appellant, Thomas Heyer, brought several claims against the United...

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23rd Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Traffic Stop as Constitutional Under the Fourth Amendment

  By Kelsey Mellan On February 23, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in United States v. Hill, a criminal appeal on behalf of two defendants. Defendant-Appellants Darren...

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22nd Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Holds That a Good Faith Marriage Analysis Is a Mixed Question of Fact and Law

By Katie Baiocchi On February 22, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a public opinion on a Petition for Review of an Order of the Board of Immigration Appeals in the...

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22nd Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Vacates and Remands Episcopal Church Bishop Case for a Second Time

By Ali Fenno On February 21, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case of vonRosenberg v. Lawrence. In vonRosenberg, the Fourth Circuit addressed whether the...

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20th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Affirms Sentencing Enhancements for “Relevant Conduct”

By John Van Swearingen On January 24, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the criminal case United States v. Agyekum. In the United States District Court for...

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16th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit: Government Did Not Breach Plea Agreement

By Mickey Herman On Thursday, January 11, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in United States v. Tate, a criminal case. Defendant-appellant, Brandon Tate, appealed his sentence, arguing...

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16th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reaffirms Principle That A Police Chief With Reasonable Belief That Detectives Are Acting Within Scope of Employment Is Entitled To Qualified Immunity from First Amendment Retaliation Claims

By M. Allie Clayton On February 15, 2017, in the civil case of Crouse v. Town of Moncks Corner, the Fourth Circuit held that the police chief in Moncks Corner...

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15th Feb 2017

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Guest post: Abilt v. CIA: The Secret Case of the Sleepy Spy

On February 8, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case, Abilt v. CIA. The following is a guest post by Tommy Tobin.[*] Abilt v. CIA Employment discrimination...

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14th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Adopts “Absolute Veto Power” of AG for False Claims Settlements

By Kelsey Hyde Today, in the civil case of United States ex rel. Michaels v. Agape Senior Community, Inc., the Fourth Circuit published an opinion affirming the district court’s decision on...

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13th Feb 2017

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Fourth Circuit Reverses and Remands Denial of Social Security Benefits

By: Kristina Wilson On Thursday, January 19, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in the civil case Patterson v. Commissioner of Social Security Administration. The Fourth Circuit reversed...

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