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September 12, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Danser v Stansberry Danser was severely beaten by a fellow inmate while in an enclosed recreation area. He sued Stansberry and other members of the facility staff seeking damages under Bivens. The district court denied Stansberry’s motion for judgment on … Continue reading

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July 21, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Massey v Ojaniit Massey had five felony convictions vacated in state court. He sued Ojaniit and two other police officers alleging his federal and state rights were violated when he was wrongly arrested and convicted. The district court granted judgment … Continue reading

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June 19, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

United States v Clarke Clarke moved to0 examine IRS officials about the issuance of a subpoena to Clarke. The district court denied the motion. The 11th Circuit reversed under circuit precedent requiring examination whenever bare allegations of bad faith are … Continue reading

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May 27, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Martinez v Illinois Martinez trail on assault charges, the state declined to participate after tis motion for a continuance to locate the complaining witnesses was denied. The jury was sworn and a motion or directed verdict was granted. The Illinois … Continue reading

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May 14, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Smith v Gilchrist Smith gave an interview about his concerns that a defensive driver class was being poorly run and could lead participants to unwisely use a deferred judgment. Gilchrist discussed the interview with him and fired him citing a … Continue reading

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May 5, 2014 United States Supreme Court opinions

Robers v United States At sentencing, the trial court rejected Robers argument that he should be credited with the value of the homes he surrendered to the bank he defrauded through false statements on loan applications ordered that he pay … Continue reading

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February 3, 2014 4th Circuit published opinion

Wall v Wade Wall sued for money damages and injunctive relief under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment from Wade’s refusal to allow Wall to participate in Ramadan for lacking tangible indicia of sincere religious belief. The … Continue reading

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