Having trouble keeping up with the 4th Circuit’s binding precedent? The Op Shop is here to help, with the court’s published opinions paraphrased to the size of a haiku poem. This edition covers recent rulings related to the Federal Rules of Evidence and sufficiency determinations.
To sway testimony is
– United States v. Edlind (Apr. 10, 2018)
A bank fraudster’s accomplice
Sealed his conviction.
– United States v. Savage (Mar. 12, 2018)
A song lyric, as
A party’s Facebook post, was
His own admission.
– United States v. Recio (Mar. 7, 2018)
Investors will view
Your company’s fraud as a
– Singer v. Reali (Feb. 22, 2018)
To claim cash bags seized
Through civil forfeiture, one
Can’t just say, “They’re mine.”
– United States v. Phillips and $200,000 (Feb. 21, 2018)
A smart guy with just
His personal reasoning
Doesn’t pass Daubert.
– Hickerson v. Yamaha Motor Corp. USA (Feb. 20, 2018)
Provoked an officer’s past
– United States v. Cowden (Feb. 16, 2018)
To prove copyright
Show willful blindness.
– BMG Rights Mgm’t v. Cox Commc’ns (Feb. 1, 2018)
Falsehoods that induce sex work
– United States v. Maynes (Jan. 18, 2018)