United States Fourth Circuit - August 2017 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Torres

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Constitutional Law
Affirming the conviction and sentence of death in a first-degree murder case because the sentence's inclusion of prior offenses as aggravating factors...
08/28/2017 141.P

US v. Brown

United States Fourth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the district court's order dismissing a criminal defendant's appeal of the application of career-offender enhancements under the Sentencing...
08/21/2017 16-7056

US v. Chamberlain

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacating a district court's order permitting the pretrial restraint of a defendant's innocent property, applying the Supreme Court's decision in Luis...
08/18/2017 164313.P

In Re Grand Jury Subpeona

United States Fourth Circuit
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
Partially affirming and partially reversing the district court's decision to deny a motion to quash grand jury subpeonas demanding testimony from a...
08/18/2017 164096.P

US v. Lefsih

United States Fourth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacating a conviction for immigration fraud because the district court's repeated interjections expressing skepticism of the Diversity Immigrant Visa...
08/14/2017 164345.P

Hill v. Coggins

United States Fourth Circuit
Environmental Law
Affirming district court rulings in favor of plaintiffs that they have standing to bring suit and that four grizzly bears whose living conditions were...
08/14/2017 161457.P

Retirement Committee of Dak Americas LLC v. Brewer

United States Fourth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, ERISA
Partially affirming and partially vacating a decision awarding summary judgment to the plaintiffs and denying defendants' cross motion for summary...
08/14/2017 161574.P

Leiman v. ACLU

United States Fourth Circuit
Education Law, Civil Rights
Affirming the district court's decision stating that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act does not require a school system to instruct...
08/14/2017 151977.P

Minnieland Private Day School, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assurance Company, Inc.

United States Fourth Circuit
Insurance Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Affirming the district court's denial of a defense motion to compel arbitration but reversing their application of the doctrine of judicial estoppel...
08/11/2017 161511.P

Boggala v. Sessions

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Denying the petition for review of the order of the Board of Immigration Appeals finding an Indian national lawful permanent resident removable and...
08/09/2017 16-1558