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July 14, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Quitanilla v Holder Quitanilla’s petition for cancellation of removal was denied based on the persecutors bar. The panel affirmed. It held the immigration judge had substantial evidence, including government reports and Quitanilla’s testimony that he arrested people during El Salvador’s … Continue reading

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July 2, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Hurst v Joyner Hurst challenged his death sentence in state and federal post conviction proceedings arguing that a juror’s conversations with her father and his giving her Bible verses about “eye for an eye” tainted his sentence. His challenge was … Continue reading

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May 7, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Prousalis v Moore Prousalis sought habeas relief arguing the conduct underlying is securities fraud conviction was no longer criminal. The district court denied his petition. The panel, with one judge concurring in result, affirmed. The majority held that the case … Continue reading

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May 6, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

In re Vassell Vassell sought permission to bring a successive challenge to his sentence under 28 USC 2255(h). The panel denied his request. It held the right he sought to argue, that juveniles may be sentenced to mandatory life with … Continue reading

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May 5, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

Santos v Accenture Federal Services, LLC Santos Sued Services for age discrimination and other claims. Services moved to compel arbitration under Santos’ employment agreement which the distract court granted. The panel affirmed. It held that the nonenforcability provision in 7 … Continue reading

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April 23, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Paroline v United States Paroline pled guilty to child pornography offenses. The government sought full damages suffered by the minor depicted in the images he downloaded under 18 USC 2259. The district Court denied the request. The 5th Circuit ordered … Continue reading

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April 8, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Whiteside v United States Whiteside filed a habeas petition seeking resentencing as he was improperly characterization as a career criminal. The district court denied his petition. The panel, 2-1 with an additional concurrence, reversed and remanded for resentencing. The majority … Continue reading

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