4th Circuit Court

360 ABA Journal 4th Circuit Court articles.

SCOTUS will review rule banning abortion referrals by clinics receiving federal funds
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a Trump administration rule that barred abortion referrals by programs that receive federal funds.
Police demand for ID required valid investigative stop, 4th Circuit rules in partial win for Black motorist
Police officers who arrested a Black man after he refused to identify himself violated his Fourth Amendment rights. But they have qualified immunity because they relied on a county ordinance that made it a crime to refuse to provide an ID to officers, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Supreme Court orders dismissal of emoluments cases against Trump as moot
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of two cases that contended that President Donald Trump was violating the emoluments clauses by accepting payments to his businesses by foreign governments and states.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump campaign eschews conspiracy-minded lawyer; New Jersey law protects judges’ privacy

Trump campaign distances from lawyer Sidney Powell

The Trump campaign has distanced itself from lawyer Sidney Powell after she made unsupported claims that voting machines had been rigged and Republican…

Immigration lawyer who asserted a right to text in courtroom loses appeal of conviction
Updated: An immigration lawyer who refused to stop texting in the courtroom lost her appeal Wednesday before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia.
Justice Barrett’s husband says he will remain at his law firm
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s husband, Jesse Barrett, will remain at his South Bend, Indiana, law firm where he has practiced law for the last two years.
Trump plans to nominate a woman to replace Ginsburg; who are the top contenders?
President Donald Trump told Fox & Friends on Monday that he hopes to name a successor to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this upcoming Friday or Saturday. Ginsburg died this past Friday at age 87 from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas.
Afternoon Briefs: Federal courthouse closed because of COVID-19; appeals court blocks abortion-referral ban

COVID-19 cases reportedly lead to federal court shutdown

The federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, was temporarily closed Friday after several security officers from the building reportedly tested positive for…

9th Circuit says surveillance program exposed by Snowden was illegal but upholds convictions
A federal appeals court said Wednesday the massive phone data collection program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency in 2013 when he was a CIA employee and subcontractor, violated federal law and possibly the Fourth Amendment.
Afternoon Briefs: 4th Circuit rules for transgender youth; tribe objects to execution

4th Circuit rules for transgender youth on bathroom policy

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has ruled for former high school student Gavin Grimm, a…

4th Circuit strikes down part of federal anti-rioting law but upholds its use in Charlottesville case
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has struck down parts of a federal anti-rioting law while allowing the use of the remainder of the law against two protesters who committed violent acts at a 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm eases pay cuts; virtual law firm expands into US

Katten Muchin partly restores pay

Katten Muchin Rosenman has trimmed pay cuts announced in April. The firm had cut pay by up to 20% for lawyers and business professionals…

Afternoon Briefs: Iowa governor lifts ex-felon voting ban; gun licensing challenge reinstated

Iowa governor restores voting rights for many ex-felons

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights for many felons who have completed detention, probation and…

4th Circuit spars over predictive policing; dissenter criticized for writing ‘with a smooth pen and a tin ear’
An appellate judge's dissent extolling predictive policing in high-crime areas led to pushback from several judges, including one who complained the policing method "is little more than racial profiling writ large."
Emotional support dog didn’t have priority over tenant with allergies, state supreme court says
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a no-pets building in Iowa City, Iowa, should not have allowed a new tenant to have an emotional support dog after an objection by another tenant with severe allergies.

Read more ...