Monthly Archives: April 2014

April 30, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Carter On remand, the district court rejected Carter’s 2nd Amendment challenge to 18 USC 922(g)(3) which bans firearm possession by drug abusers. The panel affirmed holding the evidence presented in including studies showing a correlation between marijuana … Continue reading

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April 30, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinion

State v McGee McGee was convicted of murder and burglary. On appeal he challenged an in court identification and admission of evidence about a stolen truck. The panel affirmed. As to the identification, the panel held that because the identification … Continue reading

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April 30, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

In the Interests of Jane Doe v South Carolina Department of Social Services The family court found Doe to be a vulnerable adult under the omnibus Adult Protection Act, South Carolina Code 45-35-5 et seq. based on her advanced age … Continue reading

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April 29, 2014 4th Circuit Published opinions

United States v Ocasio Ocasio, a police officer, was convicted of conspiracy and extortion by a public official. As part of his sentence, he was ordered to pay restitution to an insurance company which was not a victim of the … Continue reading

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April 29, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Octane Fitness, LLC v Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Octane sought attorney fees under 35 USC 285 arguing its case against Icon was extraordinary. The district court denied the motion ruling that the case was neither objectively baseless nor subjectively … Continue reading

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April 28, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

In re Rowe The bankruptcy court refused to award the trustee in Rowe’s Chapter 7 case the commission set out in 11 USC 326 based on dissatisfaction with the administration of the estate. The district court affirmed on appeal. The … Continue reading

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Exam Break Today: Pizza Sponsored by the Library at Noon & 5:00

  The library and IT staff of the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library will be participating in Student Affairs’ Exam Breaks today.  We’re sponsoring pizza and soda at noon and again at 5:00 in the Barrister today.  Please join us.

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April 24, 2014 South CArolina Supreme Court published opinion

South Carolina Libertarian Party v South Carolina State Elections Commission http://www.sccourts.org/opinions/HTMLFiles/SC/27384.pdf Party sued in the Court’s original jurisdiction for a declaratory judgment that the Equal Access to the Ballot Act was in effect and ordering Commission to put a use … Continue reading

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April 24, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Gomez-Jimenez and Juarez-Gomez Gomez pled guilty to drug charges and Juarez was convicted of drug charges. Gomez challenged his sentence and Juarez challenged two convictions and his sentence. The panel, with one judge dissenting in part, affirmed. … Continue reading

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April 23, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Umana Umana was convicted of murder, racketeering and other crimes and sentenced to death. The panel, 2-1, affirmed his convictions and sentence. The majority held that venue was proper in the eastern district of North Carolina even … Continue reading

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