4th Circuit Court

First Amendment

First Amendment protects anti-abortion activist’s satirical use of NAACP name, 4th Circuit rules

Civil Rights

AG Loretta Lynch announces ‘pattern and practice’ probe of Baltimore police practices

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus gets probation, is fined $100K for giving classified info to biographer

Trials & Litigation

Hospital filing accuses its former lawyer of blind-copying negotiation opponent on confidential docs

Animal Law

Woman faces new charges of animal neglect; cop wore gas mask to rescue kitten

Disability Law

Deaf man took plea in theft case over iPad that wasn’t stolen, due to lack of communication

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA director Petraeus reaches plea deal in claimed classified docs leak to mistress

Evidence

EEOC expert made an ‘alarming number of errors,’ 4th Circuit says in background-check case

U.S. Supreme Court

Are some opinions unpublished to avoid review? Thomas dissent highlights the issue

Criminal Justice

Federal judge nixes appeal bond for former Virginia governor sentenced to 2 years

Trials & Litigation

Feds won’t put NY Times reporter on stand in CIA-leak case; judge nixes request to bar his testimony

Criminal Justice

Former Virginia governor sentenced to 2 years in corruption case

First Amendment

Abortion ultrasound law violates First Amendment, 4th Circuit says

Trials & Litigation

Disbarred closing attorney scheduled to plead guilty in mortgage-fraud case is found dead

Cover Story

Unwanted Guests

Constitutional Law

Top state court says judges cannot issue same-sex marriage licenses until federal judge rules

Election Law

Divided appellate court strikes part of North Carolina’s controversial voting law

Trials & Litigation

Ex-governor of Virginia and wife found guilty on most counts in federal corruption case

Constitutional Law

4th Circuit panel refuses to stay same-sex marriage ruling

Judiciary

Law prof confirmed to 4th Circuit; Grassley says she was fast tracked in time for health-law appeal