Monthly Archives: July 2014

American Indian Legal Materials Interactive Map

The Law Library of Congress has created an Indigenous Law Portal that maps and links American Indian constitutions and other legal materials by state.  The site can be searched by state, by region, or by tribal name.  As an example, … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

De Leon v Holder De Leon sought special rule cancellation of removal under 8 USC 1229b. The immigration board ruled de Leon was not free from official restraint when he was apprehended and thus ineligible for special rule relief. The … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Pearson Pearson moved for a directed verdict on the burglary and other charges he faced at his trial. The circuit court denied his motion and the jury convicted him on all counts. The panel reversed. It held that … Continue reading

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Pardon our mess! Carpet cleaning!

Pardon our mess!  In order to prepare for the start of the Fall 2014 semester, Facilities will be cleaning the carpet on Monday, August 4th.  Please expect noise and furniture movement.  Thanks for your patience!

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July 30, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State Accident Fund v South Carolina Second injury Fund (In re Adger) Accident Fund sought reimbursement from Injury Fund under South Carolina Code 42-9-400 arguing Adger’s preexisting diabetes resulted in higher medical expenses when he injured his knee on the … Continue reading

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July 28, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Bostic v Schaefer Bositc and others sued Shaefer and other state officials seeking declaration that Virginia’s constitutional and statutory bans on same sex marriage violate the 14th Amendment. The district court granted summary judgment to Bostic and the other plaintiffs. … Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions and order

National Heritage Foundation, Incorporated v Higbourne Foundation The panel granted a motion to rehear and deleted a portion of the June 27, 2014 initial opinion which stated in dicta that Heritage may have other means of relief should the feared … Continue reading

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July 23, 2014 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Mack v Lott Mack sued Lott alleging false imprisonment. The circuit court found for Mack after a bench trial and awarded him damages. The panel remanded. It held that the findings of fact about probable cause were insufficient as they … Continue reading

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July 23, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Ashley II of Charleston, LLC v PCS Nitrogen, Inc. The federal district court certified a question to the Court asking if the negligence bar to enforcing an indemnity agreement applies in the context of contribution under the federal CERCLA statute. … Continue reading

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July 22, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

King v Burwell King sued for a declaration that the IRS rules implementing tax credits for insurance policies purchased on federal exchanges under eh Affordable Care Act was void as against the plain language of the Act. The district court … Continue reading

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