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May 21, 2014 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v McFadden McFadden was convicted under the federal “designer drugs” statute, 21 USC 813, for creating and distributing “bath salts.” The panel affirmed. It rejected his constitutional challenge holding that “substantial similarity” in the statute required a core … Continue reading

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March 27, 2014 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinion

South Carolina Department of Social Services v Michelle G. Michelle G’s parental rights were terminated under South Carolina Code 63-7-2570(1) based on numerous acts of sexual abuse of her older children. She challenged the termination arguing the term “severe” in … Continue reading

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July 19, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

United States v Sterling (Risen intervening)  Sterling was indicted for unauthorized retention of classified information and other charges arising form alleged sharing of classified information about CIA activities in Iran. Risen reported on the Iran activities for the New York … Continue reading

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April 23, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

United States v McLean McLean was convicted of health care fraud based on placing stints into arteries which were medically unnecessary and billing insurance companies and Medicare. The panel affirmed. It rejected his vagueness challenge holding the health care fraud … Continue reading

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November 21, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Martin v Lloyd  Martin challenged South Carolina’s antigambling machine statue on vagueness and due process grounds. The district court granted summary judgment to the state. The panel affirmed. It noted that in the 81 years of operation, the act has … Continue reading

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November 21, 2012 South Carolina Supreme Court published opinions

Harleysville Mutual Insurance Company v State  In response to an opinion of the Court, the South Carolina legislature enacted a definition of “occurrence” to include faulty workmanship in construction projects. This statute applies to all general commercial insurance contracts past, … Continue reading

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