349 ABA Journal 4th Circuit Court articles.
Sep 11, 2019 12:51 PM CDT
Sep 4, 2019 1:10 PM CDTamicus brief filed Tuesday, the ABA urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize that juveniles’ “diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform” separate them from adults and that those whose crimes “reflect transient immaturity, rather than irreparable corruption” should not face life in prison.
Aug 28, 2019 12:55 PM CDT
What had started as a pre-internet computer crime law affecting national security and finance has become a statute that prosecutors, plaintiff attorneys and defense counsels agree isn’t right for its time, and maybe never was. Even with broad agreement on the problem, however, the solution is less clear.
Aug 19, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
Aug 5, 2019 10:30 AM CDT
An en banc appeals court has struck down Virginia’s habitual drunkard law in a closely divided opinion.
The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the law is…
Jul 17, 2019 4:10 PM CDT
• A federal appeals court has tossed a case contending that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution’s ban on presidents accepting emoluments from foreign states. The 4th U.S.…
Jul 10, 2019 4:46 PM CDT
Jul 9, 2019 12:49 PM CDT
Jun 25, 2019 4:31 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has reinstated a disability lawsuit filed on behalf of a boy who was not allowed to eat his home-prepared, gluten-free meal at a restaurant in Colonial…
Jun 4, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
A second federal appeals court has rejected the federal government’s rescission of a program that defers deportation for immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors.
The 4th U.S. Circuit…
May 17, 2019 1:18 PM CDT
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has upheld a Springfield, Missouri, ordinance that bans women but not men from exposing their nipples in public.
May 8, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
Updated: A federal appeals court has ruled that the conditions of death-row solitary confinement that once existed in Virginia prisons violated the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.…
May 6, 2019 11:00 AM CDT
A former pro se litigant had some high-powered help when he asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider what kind of explanation courts must provide to unrepresented people.
Apr 30, 2019 4:05 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether its decision banning mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles can be used to upend discretionary life-without-parole sentences imposed on…
Mar 18, 2019 1:30 PM CDT