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U.S. 4th Circuit smacks down flawed searches (access required)

A pair of rare conviction reversals by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on search-and-seizure grounds signal that contrary to the assumptions of many in the defense bar, it’s worthwhile to challenge government evidence on Fourth Amendment grounds, defense attorneys told Lawyers Weekly. However, the reversals shouldn’t be interpreted as an ideological sea change on one of the most conservative federal courts in the nation, attorneys said.

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4th Circuit reinstates visiting attorneys (access required)

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated an order in which a federal district judge in South Carolina revoked temporary admission for out-of-state lawyers who had asked the judge to recuse himself. In a case revolving around three Florida lawyers who asserted claims of judicial bias against U.S. Senior District Judge G. Ross Anderson, the lawyers won in Belue v. Leventhal (South Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. 001-092-11, 23 pages). But neither the lawyers nor Anderson won any plaudits in the unanimous ruling by a panel of three 4th Circuit judges.

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Labor & Employment – Age Discrimination Claim – EEOC Subpoena – Training & Hiring Records – Legislative Immunity (access required)

EEOC v. Washington Suburban Sanitary Comm’n (Lawyers Weekly No. 001-027-11, 17 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 09-2263, Jan. 26, 2011; USDC at Greenbelt, Md. (Williams, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: Although the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission claims legislative immunity against an EEOC ...

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