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Tag Archives: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals News

Plaintiff lacks standing to challenge boycott order (access required)

Where a man sued the Maryland governor and attorney general over an executive order that he interpreted as prohibiting him from bidding on state procurement contracts due to his personal boycotts of Israel-tied products, but the executive order only prohibited ...

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Conclusion about cause of infant’s death was not unreasonable (access required)

Where a man sentenced to death for murdering an infant challenged the state court’s factual finding that the baby died from a depressed skull fracture, it was not “objectively unreasonable” for the court to conclude that the chief of pediatric ...

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4th Circuit: Jury should decide venue in ‘bath salts’ case (access required)

A divided federal appeals panel has overturned the convictions of three accused drug distributors because a jury never was asked if the charges were brought in the right locality. A two-judge majority of a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit ...

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Fired detective’s federal job discrimination claim survives (access required)

Even though he appealed his termination from a state grievance process, a fired Virginia State Police special agent did not lose his right to sue in federal court for discrimination under federal law, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ...

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