Tag Archives: Confrontation Clause

August 12, 2014 4th Circuit published order

United States v Umana Umana petitioned for review on banc of the split panel decision that upheld the use of hearsay at his death sentencing hearing. The full 4th circuit, 7-5 with one judge recused, denied his petition. Judge Wilkerson, … 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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March 19, 2014 South CArolina Court of Appeals published opinions

Beckman v Sysco Columbia, LLC Beckman injured his back and Sysco accepted his claim for workers compensation. The appellate panel awarded scheduled permanent disability benefits under South Carolina Code 42-9-30 ruling the only injury sustained was to Beckman’s back. The … Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Keita Keita was convicted of identity theft credit card fraud and other charges. He challenged the denial of his speedy trial motion, the admission of business records and the restitution order. The panel affirmed. It held that … Continue reading

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Janaury 22, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

State v Henson At Henson’s murder and robbery trial, a redacted confession of his jointly tried codefendant was admitted over Henson’s objection. He was convicted on multiple counts. The Court unanimously reversed. It held that while Henson’s name was replaced … Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Dargen  Dargen moved to suppress a receipt found during a search of his apartment and a statement by a coconspirator. The district court denied his motions and admitted the evidence. Dargen was convicted by the jury. The … Continue reading

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May 29, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Libertarian Party of Virginia v Judd Party challenged Virginia’s requirement of a resident petition signature gatherer or resident witness of nonresident signature gathering. The district court found Party had standing and the residency requirement violated the First Amendment. The panel … Continue reading

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