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Ex-Governor’s Bribery Conviction Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s conviction on 11 counts of corruption, rejecting all his claims of error, including his principal claim that the district court’s jury instructions defined bribery and “official acts” too broadly; the ...

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Inmate Seeks Solitary Detention Review (access required)

Plaintiff inmate, a member of Nation of Gods and Earths, or “Five Percenters,” may try his due process challenge to defendant South Carolina Department of Corrections’ procedure for reviewing defendant’s 20-year detention in solitary confinement; however, the 4th Circuit upholds ...

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Employer Could Be Liable for Racist Death Threats (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates summary judgment for United Airlines in an African-American flight attendant’s hostile environment suit alleging the airlines failed to adequately respond to a racist death threat left in her company mailbox; the district court concluded plaintiff was ...

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