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Sierra Club v. National Park Service

United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Vacated actions taken by two federal agencies that provided necessary approvals for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. When the Fish and Wildlife Service...
08/06/2018 18-1082

US Tobacco Cooperative Inc. v. Big South Wholesale of Virginia, LLC

United States Fourth Circuit
Government Law, Agriculture
Held that the United States should be substituted as a party defendant in a lawsuit in which two defendants were tobacco industry businesspeople who...
08/03/2018 17-2070

Porter v. Zook

United States Fourth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Vacated the lower court's denial of habeas relief in a death penalty case where the defendant alleged juror bias. The defendant, who was convicted in...
08/03/2018 16-18

Sierra Club v. State Water Control Board

United States Fourth Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denied a legal challenge filed by environmental groups seeking to prevent the construction of a natural gas pipeline across part of Virginia. The...
08/01/2018 17-2406
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