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Tag Archives: Judge Julius N. Richardson

Judge rejects immunity for officers who locked up overdose patient (access required)

Officers that arrested and jailed a severely intoxicated man who later died of an overdose are not entitled to qualified immunity in a lawsuit alleging they should have sought medical help, a federal appeals court has ruled. The ruling by ...

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HHS abortion rule enjoined (access required)

A rule promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services, prohibiting physicians and other providers in Title X programs from referring patients for an abortion and imposing other requirements on entities receiving Title X funds, was enjoined. HHS inadequately ...

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State lawyers acted reasonably in calculating inmate’s release date (access required)

Where an inmate whose prison release was delayed brought a suit claiming Eighth Amendment violations, two attorneys with the South Carolina Department of Corrections, or SCDC, acted reasonably in interpreting a state statute regarding calculation of the inmate’s work and ...

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Federal credit union’s ‘citizenship’ clarified (access required)

Based on a “straightforward interpretation” of 28 U.S.C. § 1332(c)(1), which governs citizenship of corporations, the credit union is a citizen of Virginia because that is its principal place of business. This analysis was not changed by the fact the ...

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Virginia’s drug law triggers sentencing enhancement (access required)

Although the defendant argued his two Virginia convictions for possession with intent to distribute heroin did not qualify as controlled substance offenses under the sentencing guidelines, because Virginia law defines controlled substances more broadly than federal law, his argument ignored ...

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