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City Social Media Policy Violated First Amendment (access required)

Reversing a district court, the 4th Cir­cuit says a city violated a police officer’s First Amendment rights when it disci­plined him under a social media policy prohibiting “Negative Comments” for Facebook comments about the dangers of premature promotion of inexperi­enced ...

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Court Upholds SEC Administrative Enforcement (access required)

A district court did not err in dismiss­ing on jurisdictional grounds plaintiff financial services firm’s challenge to the constitutionality of an administrative enforcement proceeding the Securities and Exchange Commission brought against her; the 4th Circuit joins the 2nd, 7th, 11th ...

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Appeal Mooted by Road Funding Loss (access required)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s appeal from a judg­ment for two environmental conserva­tion groups who successfully challenged the environmental analysis favoring construction of the Gaston East-West Connector toll road, is moot, as the state legislature has stripped funding for ...

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Court Upholds Firearm Dealer License Requirement (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a refusal to dismiss an indictment charging de­fendant with violating 18 U.S.C. § 922 for unlicensed dealing in firearms and conspiracy to deal firearms without a license; the prohibition against unli­censed firearm dealing comports with the ...

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Agency Nurse Covered by Hospital Policy (access required)

A staffing agency nurse assigned to a hospital has malpractice coverage under the hospital policy’s professional liabil­ity coverage, even though the hospital policy’s general liability provision ex­cludes an agency nurse from coverage; the 4th Circuit affirms judgment for the agency ...

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