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Court Vacates ‘NAACP’ Trademark Injunction (access required)

The 4th Circuit vacates an injunction to halt a foundation’s use of “NAACP,” the trademark of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to represent an anti-abortion message about the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People”; ...

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Court Denies Accreditation for Massage School (access required)

In reviewing a professional accreditation agency’s refusal to renew accreditation for plaintiff massage therapy school, the district court erred by conducting a de novo review when it expanded the administrative record, held a full multi-day bench trial, received depositions and ...

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U.S. law trumps state failure-to-warn claim, court says (access required)


BALTIMORE, MD — A mother’s claim that major food producers failed to warn her that their bottled fluoridated water could damage her daughter’s teeth cannot proceed due to the companies’ compliance with federal labeling requirements, a federal appeals court has ...

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No Ineffective Assistance for ‘Racial Selection’ Omission (access required)

A split 4th Circuit panel denies post-conviction relief to a convicted drug dealer, who is African-American, on his claim that his trial counsel was constitutionally ineffective in failing to develop a claim that his traffic stop based on window tint ...

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Judges clash on race factors in traffic stop case (access required)


A case once cited as evidence of Mexican drug cartels fueling U.S. drug trafficking is now provoking conflicting views among appellate judges about racial factors involved in police traffic stops. Three federal appeals court judges split in analyzing the possibility ...

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