N.C. State Conference of the NAACP v. McCrory (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-133-16, 83 pp.) (Motz, J.) No. 16-1468(L), July 29, 2016; USDC at Greensboro, N.C. (Schroeder, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A North Carolina district court upholding the challenged portions of ...Read More »
Raleigh Wake Citizens Ass’n v. Wake County Board of Elections (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-119-16, 59 pp.) (Wynn, J.) No. 16-1270, July 1, 2016; USDC at Raleigh, N.C. (Dever, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: In two consolidated cases, the 4th Circuit reverses ...Read More »
Libertarian Party of Virginia v. Alcorn (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-109-16, 27 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 15-1162, June 20, 2016; USDC at Richmond, Va. (Payne, S.J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of Libertarian political candidate Robert Sarvis’ constitutional ...
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De La Fuente v. South Carolina Democratic Party (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-047-16, 19 pp.) (Cameron McGowan Currie, S.J.) 3:16-cv-00322; D.S.C. Holding: Despite receiving timely notice that his name would not appear on the ballot for the South Carolina Democratic presidential ...
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Pisano v. Strach (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-01-0206, 25 pp.) (Diaz, J.) No. 13-1368, Feb. 27, 2014; USDC at Charlotte, N.C. (Mullen, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit upholds a North Carolina statute that says a political group that wishes ...Read More »
Libertarian Party of Virginia v. Judd In this suit by the Libertarian Party of Virginia, the 4th Circuit says a Virginia statute that requires signatures on nominating petitions for the party’s presidential candidate to be witnessed by a Virginia resident, is unconstitutional.Read More »
U.S. v. Fisher : A defendant’s guilty plea to drug charges was not voluntary when it was based on a police officer’s lies in an affidavit for a warrant to search defendant’s home and vehicle; the 4th Circuit says defendant’s due process rights were violated and reverses the district courtRead More »