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Facebook ‘Like’ is Protected, But Sheriff Has Immunity (access required)

“Liking” a political candidate’s Facebook page is the “Internet equivalent” of a political yard sign and is protected speech, and the 4th Circuit reverses a trial court’s contrary holding and says three sheriff’s deputies who allegedly were fired as jailers ...

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No Sentencing Relief After Government Misconduct (access required)

Despite government misconduct in the investigation and prosecution of a large-scale drug conspiracy, including the leading investigator’s affair with defendant’s then-wife and subornation of perjury, the 4th Circuit, after remand of the case because of the government misconduct, denies post-conviction ...

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Developer Charges Union with ‘Sham’ Litigation (access required)

Plaintiff commercial real estate developers who allege defendants engaged in unfair labor practices by orchestrating 14 separate legal challenges to force the developers to end their relationship with a non-unionized supermarket, win a remand for the trial court to consider ...

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