4th Circuit Court

Constitutional Law

Full appeals court considers Maryland’s assault weapons ban

Education Law

Transgender teen may sue over school’s restroom restriction, 4th Circuit says

Second Amendment

Assault-weapons case gets rehearing by full 4th Circuit

Second Amendment

4th Circuit requires strict scrutiny of assault-weapons ban, says it’s not ‘a rubber stamp’

Education Law

Did school’s restroom policy violate Title IX? 4th Circuit considers transgender teen’s case

Constitutional Law

4th Circuit hears oral arguments in public prayer case

Constitutional Law

4th Circuit rules use of Taser can be unconstitutionally excessive force


Federal judge crossed the line with imprudent comments and trial interruptions, 4th Circuit says

Business of Law

Once-mighty real estate boutique files for bankruptcy, a year after claimed $30M embezzlement

Criminal Justice

Inmate held in solitary for 20 years may sue, 4th Circuit rules; Kennedy raised issue in June

Copyright Law

4th Circuit revives $10M ‘Somebody to Love’ suit against Justin Bieber and Usher

Appellate Practice

Footnote is only portion of 4th Circuit opinion that isn’t sealed

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


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