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Injunction Vacated in Pregnancy Center Speech Case (access required)

A district court erred in permanently enjoining enforcement of a Baltimore city ordinance requiring limited-service pregnancy centers to post disclaimers that they do not provide or make referrals for abortions or certain birth-control services; the en banc 4th Circuit splits ...

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Witness Residence Requirement for Petition is Struck (access required)

In this suit by the Libertarian Party of Virginia, the 4th Circuit says a Virginia statute that requires signatures on nominating petitions for the party’s presidential candidate to be witnessed by a Virginia resident, is unconstitutional. According to plaintiffs, the ...

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4th Circuit rejects Virginia ballot access provision

(AP) Virginia’s law prohibiting out-of-state residents from circulating petitions for third-party presidential candidates is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled May 29. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District ...

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Illegal Re-Entry Sentence Enhanced for ‘Drug Trafficking’ (access required)

A defendant’s conviction under Oregon state law of unlawful delivery of heroin may be regarded as a “drug trafficking offense” qualifying for a 16-level enhancement under federal sentencing guidelines, and the 4th Circuit affirms defendant’s sentence of 50 months on ...

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