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Cahas Mountain looms over the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline as it crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway at Adney Gap on July 18, 2018. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Jul 27, 2023

Supreme Court allows construction to resume on West Virginia pipeline blocked by 4th Circuit

The Supreme Court allowed construction to resume on a contested natural-gas pipeline that is being built through Virginia and West Virginia.

Jul 26, 2023

Retirement comments not evidence of age bias, 4th Circuit says

Internal deliberations about a professor’s retirement plans and resistance to technology were not “direct evidence” of age discrimination, the 4th Circuit held.

Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Erin Wilcox speaks at a news conference outside the federal courthouse on March 10, 2021, in Alexandria, Virginia, where her organization filed a lawsuit against Fairfax County's school board, alleging discrimination against Asian Americans over its revised admissions process for the elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat, File)
May 23, 2023

4th Circuit upholds admissions policy at elite Virginia high school

A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a new admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia.

May 23, 2023

Government raid on Baltimore law firm not covered by insurance, 4th Circuit rules

A Baltimore law firm's insurer is not obligated to cover the costs incurred after federal agents raided the firm, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Secret Service
Mar 29, 2023

4th Circuit upholds $730K award to Black Secret Service agent illegally detained in Md.

A federal appeals court upheld a jury’s $730,000 award to a Black Secret Service agent unconstitutionally detained by two white U.S. Park Police officers.

In this still taken from a bystander’s video recording, Larry Lomax, center on ground, is grabbed by a police officer after being pepper-sprayed in May 2015. Lomax’s lawyers argued the video itself is enough to prove excessive force, but a Baltimore judge on Wednesday allowed the case to proceed to trial next month.
Mar 17, 2023

Livestreaming police stop constitutionally protected, 4th Circuit rules

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that a town’s ban on livestreaming certain interactions may not survive First Amendment scrutiny.

A customer checks out a handgun that is for sale and on display at SP firearms on June 23, 2022, in Hempstead, New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman, File)
Mar 10, 2023

4th Circuit appears ready to strike Md. handgun licensing law

A three-judge federal appeals court panel appears poised to strike down as unconstitutional Maryland’s training and licensing requirement for would-be handgun purchasers.

Mar 9, 2023

4th Circuit: Anti-cybersquatting act covers domain re-registrations

Cybersquatters may violate federal law even if they aren’t the original registrants of the challenged domain, according to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Feb 22, 2023

State workers’ prescription benefits law was not a contract, 4th Circuit rules

Current and retired Maryland employees have no contractual right to state prescription drug benefits that were once provided by law, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

Feb 17, 2023

Court upholds Baltimore eyecare firm’s win in contaminated product dispute

A federal appeals court has upheld a more than $740,000 award to a former Baltimore provider of corneas for transplant.

Feb 15, 2023

Tester’s ADA lawsuit against Baltimore hotel revived, 4th Circuit finds standing

A person with no intention of visiting Baltimore may sue a city hotel for allegedly failing to state its accommodations for disabled guests, the court ruled.

Feb 10, 2023

Senate confirms SC Circuit Court judge to join 4th Circuit

The U.S. Senate confirmed South Carolina Circuit Court Judge DeAndrea Gist Benjamin to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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