United States Fourth Circuit - January 2010 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Chapman

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
District court's denial of defendant' 28 U.S.C.A. section 2255 motion is affirmed as, decisions involving mistrials - whether to seek a mistrial or...
01/29/2010 08-7976

US v. Chapman

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
District court's denial of defendant' 28 U.S.C.A. section 2255 motion is affirmed as, decisions involving mistrials - whether to seek a mistrial or...
01/29/2010 08-7976

Melgar v. Greene

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
In plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 suit against a police officer and the police department, arising from an incident where plaintiff's lost and...
01/29/2010 08-2393

Sharpe v. Bell

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In habeas proceedings, district court's ruling in favor of defendant on the merits of his ineffective assistance of counsel claims is reversed and...
01/29/2010 09-6206

US v. Kelly

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's convictions for conspiracy to distribute and possess drugs and related crimes is affirmed as the automobile exception does not have any...
01/28/2010 08-4982

US v. Lynn

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In consolidated criminal cases involving defendants' objections, for the first time on appeal, to the sentences imposed by the sentencing courts, the...
01/28/2010 08-5125

US v. Myers

United States Fourth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence
Defendant's appeal of a contempt citation for failure to produce various items in a criminal trial is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction because...
01/28/2010 09-1212

Winston v. Kelly

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
District court's denial of habeas relief by a defendant convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death is affirmed in part, vacated in part, and...
01/27/2010 09-2

Walker v. Kelly

United States Fourth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
District court's denial of defendant's petition for habeas relief seeking to prevent his execution is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not...
01/27/2010 06-23

US v. Manigan

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
District court's sentencing and conviction of defendant for drug related crimes is affirmed where: 1) an appellate waiver will not be enforced where a...
01/26/2010 08-4292