Appeals court to hold full hearing on Trump travel ban
RICHMOND — A federal appeals court will hold a full hearing next month on a challenge to the latest version of President Donald Trump’s travel ban. In October, a judge in Maryland became the second federal judge in the country to block the Trump administration’s ban hours before it was set to take full effect. […]
Multiple Md. cases get 4th Circuit arguments set in January
At least three notable federal lawsuits that started in Maryland are tentatively set for argument in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals early next year.
4th Circuit schedules December arguments in Mosby immunity case
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments in December for Marilyn Mosby’s appeal of her immunity from suit by the Baltimore City Police officers prosecuted after Freddie Gray’s death. The appellate court, which frequently decides cases on briefs without arguments, plans to hear the case sometime during the Dec. 5-7 […]
Battle over White Marlin Open’s $2.8M prize rages on
The disqualified winner of last year's tournament isn't ready to cut bait.
4th Circuit revives civil lawsuit over Baltimore police training shooting
Portions of a lawsuit filed by a Baltimore police trainee who was shot in the head during a training exercise in 2013 were revived by a federal appellate court Thursday after the judges found evidence in the record to support the man’s claims that the shooting may have been intentional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court […]
4th Circuit upholds Annapolis pimp’s 35-year sentence
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the 35-year prison term for a convicted Annapolis brothel operator, even though one of the seven charges upon which he was convicted – and carried a five-year sentence – was overturned on appeal. In its published 3-0 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said prison sentences must […]
Judges won’t rehear case claiming 13 original states own riverbeds
RALEIGH, N.C. — A narrowly split federal appeals court won’t rehear a case claiming the 13 original U.S. states owned riverbeds from the time they split from Great Britain. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, voted 8-7 against North Carolina’s continuing efforts for a say in the operations and ownership of […]
Mosby outlines case for immunity to 4th Circuit
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is asking a federal appellate court to recognize one or several kinds of immunity afforded to her as a prosecutor, which would prevent five of the six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray from pursuing their lawsuits against her. Mosby filed her opening brief in […]
4th Circuit upholds $1.4M restitution award against St. Michaels land buyer
Former realestate company owner must pay about $1.4 million to the bank he lied to in getting a loan to buy land in St. Michaels, a U.S. appeals court rules.
Baltimore spending panel set to approve $220K excessive force settlement
The Baltimore Board of Estimates is set to approve Wednesday a $220,000 settlement with a woman who claimed police used excessive force after she stopped her car to film officers arresting someone else. Makia Smith’s case went to trial in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in 2015, and a jury ruled in favor of the […]
4th Circuit stays civil suits against Mosby pending appeal on immunity issue
A federal appeals court has stayed civil proceedings against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby while she appeals a judge’s ruling that she is not immune from the lawsuits filed by five of the officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Senior U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled in January that Mosby […]
Federal appellate judge Davis named Baltimore city solicitor
Federal appellate judge and Baltimore native Andre M. Davis will be the city’s new top lawyer.