Tag Archives: Eighth Amednment

November 13, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v Hunter Hunter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon. He objected to an enhanced sentence arguing his juvenile convictions could not be used based on United States Supreme Court precedent declaring children … Continue reading

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June 10, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Medina Medina pled guilty to illegal reentry to the country. He argued at sentencing that his diversionary disposition of a concealed weapons charge was not a “conviction’ for sentencing purposes. The district court disagreed and increased his … Continue reading

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February 27, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Landers v Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Launders brought suit alleging his bank employer constructively and wrongly discharged him and committed several torts against him. Bank (which was eventually succeeded in interest by FDIC) moved to compel arbitration under a clause … Continue reading

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Janaury 28, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

De’lonta v Johnson Pursuant to a settlement agreement, Virginia acknowledged that De’lonta suffers from gender identity disorder and provided hormone therapy, counseling and allowed De’lonta to dress as a woman. De’lonta sued alleging that Virginia’s failure to evaluate for sex … Continue reading

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June 25, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinions

Miller v. Alabama Miller was convicted for murder based on acts committed when he was 14. He received a mandatory sentence of life without parole. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed his sentence. In a companion case, a 14 … Continue reading

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