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Weekly Roundup: 11/13-11/17

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19th Nov 2017

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Weekly Roundup: 11/13-11/17

Schilling v. Schmidt Baking Company, Inc. In this civil case, plaintiffs appealed the district court’s dismissal of their claims for overtime wages under the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the...

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11th Nov 2017

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Weekly Roundup – 11/6-11/10

Weekly Roundup: 11/6-11/10 By: Tim Day & Jonathan Hilliard Plotnick v. Computer Sciences Corp.              In this civil case, the plaintiffs, former executives of Computer...

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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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04th Nov 2017

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Weekly Roundup 10/30-11/3

By: Adam McCoy & Shawn Namet U.S. v. Palin In this criminal case, the defendants argued the government did not sufficiently prove the materiality requirement of health care fraud to...

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02nd Nov 2017

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Establishment Clause: Government Maintained Latin Cross Unconstitutional

WE, THE CITIZENS OF MARYLAND, TRUSTING IN GOD, THE SUPREME RULER OF THE UNIVERSE, PLEDGE FAITH IN OUR BROTHERS WHO GAVE THEIR ALL IN THE WORLD WAR TO MAKE THE...

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31st Oct 2017

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First Amendment Rights of a Prosecutor

By Chase Stevens Overview On October 17, 2017, the Fourth Circuit published its decision in Borzilleri v. Mosby. This case dealt with the issue of First Amendment rights for prosecutors...

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28th Oct 2017

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Weekly Roundup – 10/23-10/27

Weekly Roundup: 10/23-10/27 By: Hanna Monson and Sarah Spangenburg United States v. Julian Zuk In this criminal case, the Government appealed the district court’s sentencing of defendant Julian Zuk as...

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23rd Oct 2017

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Religion: Friend or Foe to the IEP?

Overview M.L. was born in 2003 with Down Syndrome and lives with his family in an Orthodox Jewish community in Maryland.[1]  M.L’s faith governs almost every aspect of his life,...

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21st Oct 2017

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Weekly Roundup – 10/14-10/21

American Humanist Association v. Maryland-National Capital Park In this First Amendment case, the Fourth Circuit reversed the District Court’s ruling that a 40-foot tall Latin cross, established as a monument...

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14th Oct 2017

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Weekly Roundup 10/9-10/13

Weekly Roundup 10/9-10/13 By: Evan Reid & Ashley Collette United States v. Salmons In this criminal case, the defendant appealed the district court’s decision, which found his prior crime of...

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07th Oct 2017

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Weekly Roundup: 9/25-9/29

Weekly Roundup: 9/25-9/29 By: Chase Stevens & Robert Tucci Brown v. Commissioner Social Security Administration           In this administrative law case, the claimant appealed the district...

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05th Oct 2017

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Forfeited Assets Unavailable to Pay for Appellate Counsel

By Adam McCoy On Monday, September 25, 2017, the Fourth Circuit issued a published opinion in a criminal case, United States v. Marshall.  Andracos Marshall (“Marshall”) was found guilty of...

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