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Tag Archives: Judge Stephanie Dawn Thacker

Court Upholds AWA License Renewal Rules (access required)

In PETA’s suit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s regulations under the Animal Welfare Act for license renewal of animal exhibitors, the 4th Circuit upholds a decision deferring to the agency’s decision to conduct spot-check inspections of licensees despite PETA’s ...

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Sentence Enhancement OK’d for ‘Hunting’ Guns (access required)

A district court did not err in enhancing defendant’s sentence on marijuana and cocaine distribution convictions for firearm possession, even though the firearms were discovered after defendant pled guilty to the original marijuana charge and defendant claimed the guns were ...

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Debtors May Use ‘Standard’ Amounts for Expenses (access required)

Debtors may take the full National and Local Standard amounts for expenses in their chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding even though their actual expenses are less than the Standard amounts; the 4th Circuit upholds a bankruptcy court’s refusal to dismiss the ...

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