Tag Archives: equal protection

April 22, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Navarrete v California Acting on a 911 call accusing the driver of the truck Navarrete was a passenger in of running another driver off the road, California officers pulled the truck over and discovered marijuana. Navarrete’s motion to suppress was … Continue reading

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December 3, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Jaffe v Samsung Electronics Company, Limited Jaffe was the administrator of a bankrupt German manufacturer. He filed a Chapter 15 petition to be appointed administrator of the manufacturer’s United States assets which were almost entirely patents. The bankruptcy court approved … Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Crawford Crawford objected to the use of hearsay evidence at his sentencing hearing. Te district court overruled his objections and sentenced him to 135 months imprisonment. The panel affirmed. It held that hearsay is admissible at sentencing … Continue reading

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July 25, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Sansotta v Town of Nags Head  Town declared six oceanside cottages managed by Sansotta to be public nuisances. The owners sued alleging federal and state claims. The district court granted summary judgment to Town on the federal claims and remanded … Continue reading

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May 15, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Town of Hollywood v Floyd Floyd received permission from the zoning administrator to start a subdivision. Town sued to halt the subdivision and for a declaration that the planning commission needed to approve the subdivision. Floyd countersued for due process … Continue reading

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May 8, 2013 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

C-Sculptures v Brown C-Sculptures bid to build a house in violation of the limits on its license. It won an award in arbitration which was affirmed by eh Court of Appeals. The Court, 4-1, reversed. The majority held that the … Continue reading

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June 4, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinions

Armour v City of Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis funded several sewer projects through a lot by lot assessment program. Some lot owners paid in full up front and other paid over 10, 20 or 30 year periods. One year after starting … Continue reading

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