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

Failure to address ‘stale’ drug convictions was error (access required)

Where the district court discussed the defendant’s “extensive criminal history,” but never addressed his argument that two California drug convictions that were 34 and 28 years old were stale and should be excluded, his sentence was vacated and the case ...

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Record supported finding that railroad breached good faith duty (access required)

Where a railroad that was party to a guaranteed shipping contract did not expressly breach the agreement, but a jury could have found that its conduct violated the duty of good faith and fair dealing, the declaratory judgment against it ...

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Pre-publication rule doesn’t violate First Amendment (access required)

Where former employees of national security agencies voluntarily signed agreements giving the agencies prepublication review of certain materials they intend to publish, they knowingly waived their First Amendment rights to challenge the requirement that they submit materials for review. Moreover, ...

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