United States Fourth Circuit - August 2012 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Horton

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for possession of a firearm while a convicted felon, is affirmed, as any error in failing to appoint substitute counsel at the...
08/30/2012 11-4052

US v. Whitfield

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's sentence and convictions stemming from his role in a bank robbery and a mid-escape home intrusion, which ended in the victim's death, is...
08/22/2012 10-5217

US v. Powell

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
In a conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, district court's dismissal of defendant's motion to...
08/20/2012 11-6152

Westmoreland Coal Co. Inc. v. Sharpe

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
An employer's petition for review of the Benefits Review Board's judgment in favor of the wife of a deceased coal miner on her living miner's and...
08/20/2012 10-2327

US v. Davis

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a conviction of defendant for various federal offenses arising from armed robbery and murder during the robbery of an armored car employee,...
08/16/2012 09-4890

Wolfe v. Clarke

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Evidence
District court's judgment vacating defendant's capital murder and other conviction on remand, is affirmed, as the district court's grant of habeas...
08/16/2012 11-6

Wilson v. Flaherty

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Following petitioner's release from imprisonment for a rape conviction, district court's denial of his petition for habeas relief for lack of...
08/15/2012 11-6919

US v. Chappell

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for impersonating a police officer is affirmed, as Virginia Code section 18.2-174, the Virginia police impersonation statute,...
08/14/2012 10-4746

US v. Dinkins

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendants convictions for the murders of certain government witnesses and a co-conspirator and numerous other narcotics and firearms related offenses...
08/14/2012 09-4668

Barahona v. Holder

United States Fourth Circuit
Immigration Law, International Law
A petition for review of the final order of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), affirming petitioner's ineligibility for a "special rule"...
08/13/2012 11-2046