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Tag Archives: Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III

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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Death Sentence Overturned for Racist Remarks (access required)

The 4th Circuit affirms a grant of ha­beas relief overturning a death sentence imposed on an African-American man convicted of murder, because the sentenc­ing proceeding before an all-white South Carolina jury “was suffused with racially coded references to a degree ...

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