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Tag Archives: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal HIPAA does not create private right of action, 4th Circuit says (access required)

Where an inmate’s doctor disclosed his HIV status to others within earshot of their conversation, the man does not have a private right of action based on the federal medical privacy law, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ...

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4th Circuit blocks abortion referral restrictions in Md. (access required)

A federal appeals court on Thursday permanently blocked the Trump administration’s rules preventing doctors and other medical providers who receive government funding from referring patients for abortion services. In its divided ruling, which applies statewide in Maryland, the full U.S. ...

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4th Circuit bats .500 at Supreme Court, strikes out in ‘Peace Cross’ (access required)

The intermediate U.S. appeals court that reviews federal cases from Maryland and four nearby states batted .500 at the Supreme Court this past term. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals most notably struck out when the justices overturned its ...

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Supreme Court hears arguments on 40-foot ‘Peace Cross’ memorial (access required)

WASHINGTON – Attorneys defending a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial on public land in Bladensburg told a seemingly divided U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the monolith does not violate the constitutional separation of church and state, as ...

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Freddie Gray officers appeal dismissal of lawsuit against sheriff’s office member (access required)

Two of the officers prosecuted for Freddie Gray's arrest and death are appealing the dismissal of their lawsuit against the member of the Baltimore Sheriff's Office that signed the application for charges against them.

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Baltimore should pay $1M in fees in abortion case, law department says (access required)

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday will consider a recommendation that the city pay more than $1 million in attorney’s fees to a Christian-based health organization that successfully challenged an ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial ...

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