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Advocacy Group Loses Election Law Challenge (access required)

Appellant, a Virginia nonprofit group called “The Real Truth About Abortion Inc.,” loses its constitutional challenge to a regulation of the Federal Election Commission that appellant says is unconstitutionally vague with regard to whether “Real Truth” has to make disclosures ...

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Church-Service Robbery Justified Religious Comments (access required)

Although the trial judge at defendants’ trial for armed robbery of Sunday worship services at a North Carolina church made references to religion, those references did not violate defendants’ right to due process, as defendants’ choice to target a church ...

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‘Absolute Priority’ Rule Applies After BAPCPA (access required)

In this first-impression decision for federal appellate courts, the 4th Circuit says the “absolute priority rule” still applies to individual debtors in possession proceeding under chapter 11, after the 2005 amendments to the bankruptcy code. The absolute priority rule comes ...

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Claims Tossed, But Plaintiff Keeps $26M Verdict (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a $26 million verdict for a Florida-based designer and distributor of underground mining tires; the district court properly exercised personal jurisdiction over a company domiciled in the United Arab Emirates and a Chinese manufacturer who conspired ...

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No Convictions for ‘Merged’ Money Laundering (access required)

A defendant who bought and “flipped” properties in an extensive mortgage fraud scheme cannot overturn his fraud and conspiracy convictions with challenges to the district court’s evidentiary and loss calculation rulings, but the 4th Circuit reverses multiple money laundering convictions ...

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