4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Wood v. Arnold (P)

In this suit to vindicate a student’s First Amendment rights, two statements concerning Islamic beliefs, presented as part of a high school world history class, did not violate the student’s rights under either the Establishment Clause or the Free Speech Clause…. Read More ›

United States v. Jones (P)

Pursuant to his 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion, the defendant must be re-sentenced based on the contention that — in light of recent Supreme Court decisions — he no longer qualifies for the 15-year mandatory minimum sentence required by the Armed… Read More ›

Cruz-Quintanilla v. Whitaker (P)

In reviewing the petitioner’s request for withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture, the Board of Immigration Appeals applied the wrong standard to the question whether the petitioner’s native government will acquiesce in his torture. Since 2002, the Board… Read More ›

EEOC v. McLeod Health Inc. (P)

In this ADA discrimination action brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the district court wrongly granted summary judgment to the defendant employer. The EEOC claimed that the employer violated the ADA by requiring its longtime employee, an editor of… Read More ›

Perez v. Cissna (P)

As the district court concluded, a temporary ex parte emergency order for the plaintiff’s application for juvenile lawful permanent residency under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(27)(J) was not a predicate state court custody order for purposes of the statute. Therefore, the… Read More ›

McClure v. Ports (P)

The plaintiff and the public-sector union he represents asserted First and Fourteenth Amendment claims to reinstate special-access privileges to restricted Maryland Transit Administration property, after state officials allegedly limited those privileges in retaliation for the plaintiff’s criticism of the transit… Read More ›

Williams v. Stirling (P)

The district court properly granted the defendant’s habeas petition as to a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. In the defendant’s trial for offenses related to the shooting and killing his former girlfriend, defense counsel failed to investigate potentially mitigating… Read More ›