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354 ABA Journal 4th Circuit Court articles.

Trump’s travel ban ‘drips with religious intolerance,’ says en banc appeals court; injunction sticks
Updated: An en banc federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a nationwide injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect. The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 10-3 decision (PDF).
Wikipedia publisher may sue over NSA ‘upstream’ surveillance, federal appeals court rules

A federal appeals court has ruled the Wikimedia Foundation has standing to sue over the government’s warrantless, temporary collection of email communications during its searches for targeted international communications flowing…

DOJ lawyer tells 4th Circuit that Trump’s travel order ‘is not a Muslim ban’
Judges on the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had tough questions for the acting solicitor general Monday as the en banc court considered President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.
4th Circuit oral arguments for travel ban will be broadcast on C-SPAN

Following the decision of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to live-broadcast oral arguments for litigation opposing President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the 4th Circuit is following…

ABA files amicus brief seeking to uphold travel ban injunction
The American Bar Association has asked the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let stand an injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the ABA announced late Wednesday.
Government indicates it will appeal Maryland decision blocking revised travel ban

The Trump administration on Friday filed a notice that it will appeal a Maryland judge’s decision blocking the president’s revised travel ban.

The notice was filed a day after U.S.…

SCOTUS sends transgender school bathroom case back to 4th Circuit
An appeal regarding bathroom rights for a transgender high school student was vacated and remanded by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in light of the new presidential administration's position.
Military-style rifles aren’t protected by the Second Amendment, 4th Circuit rules

An en banc federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland’s ban on military-style assault rifles and large-capacity magazines.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that such…

4th Circuit upholds Virginia voter ID law, distinguishes contrary North Carolina ruling

A federal appeals court has upheld Virginia’s voter ID law in a challenge by the Democratic Party of Virginia and two minority voters.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4h U.S. Circuit Court…

Bank fraud law reaches scheme to cheat bank depositor of account funds, Supreme Court says

A person may be guilty of bank fraud under federal law even though he intended to cheat a bank depositor rather than the bank, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in…

Prosecutor’s ‘racially coded references’ require reversal of death sentence, 4th Circuit rules

A South Carolina inmate’s death sentence must be reversed because the prosecutor compared the defendant to King Kong and used other “racially coded references,” a federal appeals court has ruled.

Appeals courts are dismantling stricter voter ID laws
The rulings came quickly this past summer in a steady drumbeat that pleased progressives and disappointed conservatives.
Divided 4th Circuit upholds constitutionality of lawmaker-led prayer at county meetings

A North Carolina county board may legally continue to say lawmaker-led prayers before public meetings, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.

A 2-1 panel of the Richmond,…

4th Circuit revives lawyer’s ‘glass ceiling’ suit against Booz Allen

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a former in-house lawyer at Booz Allen Hamilton who alleged the consulting firm had a pattern of discriminating against older women.

4th Circuit strikes down North Carolina voter ID law, finds discriminatory intent

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down North Carolina’s voter ID law, finding that lawmakers acted “with racially discriminatory intent.”

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

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