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Tag Archives: Judge Roger L. Gregory

Agency didn’t explain Clean Water certification denial (access required)

Where the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality denied a Clean Water Act certification to a company building a natural gas pipeline, but did not explain why it disagreed with the hearing officer’s findings or why it denied the application, ...

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Two-pound meth sale supports conviction (access required)

Where the defendant sold approximately two pounds of methamphetamine, that substantial quantity of drugs in a single-buy transaction supported a reasonable inference of knowing participation in a distribution conspiracy. Background Kevin Thomas Seigler challenges his conviction and sentence for conspiracy ...

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Officer lacked reasonable suspicion for stop (access required)

Where a Stafford County deputy initially offered to assist the plaintiff with his disabled vehicle, but then demanded the plaintiff produce identification, that demand converted the voluntary encounter into an investigatory stop for which the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of ...

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No evidence that race affected loan negotiations (access required)

Commercial Conditions requested by the City of Greensboro in connection with a proposed loan to a minority-owned television network were not unreasonable or overly burdensome. Moreover, the network did not present additional evidence establishing “a causal nexus” between any harm ...

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Summary judgment wrongly granted in jail segregation case (access required)

Where the inmate plausibly suggested he was placed in administrative segregation for impermissible reasons the day after he accused a corrections officer of sexual assault and argued his segregation was arbitrary, it was improper to grant summary judgment to the ...

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Indictment, instruction errors prompt firearm reversal (access required)

Where the indictment did not state that to convict the defendant of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the government must prove he knew he belonged to the relevant category of persons barred from possessing a firearm, and ...

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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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Indicia of innocence support malicious prosecution claim (access required)

A jury will decide if a police officer’s arrest of a 62-year-old man for congregating on the sidewalk, maintaining the charge for three years before dropping it before trial, together with other circumstantial evidence, support a claim for malicious prosecution. ...

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