U.S. Fourth Circuit
Federal Gun Restrictions Barely Survive Constitutionality Challenge in Fourth Circuit
A recent Second Amendment challenge to a law restricting the sale of guns to adults under 21 will be dismissed for "mootness" because the plaintiffs have since aged out.Read more about "Federal Gun Restrictions Barely Survive Constitutionality Challenge in Fourth Circuit"
4th Circuit Says Protecting Moral Sensibilities Justifies Ban on Topless Female Beachgoers
The Fourth Circuit recently upheld an Ocean City, Maryland, ordinance prohibiting women from exposing their breasts in public, including on the city's popular public beaches. The lawsuit arose in 2017, when four local women in the small tourist town asked the City if there was any law prohibiting them from going topless at the beach. There was no such law on the books at the time, but in response, the city passed an ordinance banning public nudity. The ban specifically prohibits the baring of female breasts, but does not prohibit male toplessness.Read more about "4th Circuit Says Protecting Moral Sensibilities Justifies Ban on Topless Female Beachgoers"
4th Circuit Rules Baltimore Air Surveillance Program Unconstitutional
A divided en banc Fourth Circuit recently held the Baltimore Police Department's Aerial Investigation Research (AIR) pilot program violated the Fourth Amendment. The six-month program involved flying planes over the city for 40 hours a week, aimed at battling crime through increased surveillance. Background The plaintiffs, grassroots community activists represented by the ACLU, tried to stop the AIR program before it started. But U.S. District Court Judge Richard D.Read more about "4th Circuit Rules Baltimore Air Surveillance Program Unconstitutional"
Landmark Trial Against Opioid Distributors Begins in West Virginia
Arguments began this week in a West Virginia federal court in what will likely be a groundbreaking trial for those affected by the opioid epidemic. The City of Huntington and Cabell County have pushed forward their claims against the nation's three largest drug distributors - McKesson Corp., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Cardinal Health - despite settlements in thousands of other related lawsuits.Read more about "Landmark Trial Against Opioid Distributors Begins in West Virginia"
Fourth Circuit Holds Anti-Riot Act Partially in Violation of First Amendment
Not since 1968 has America experienced the social upheaval currently enveloping the country. One of the events that triggered the current unrest was the infamous “Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Two white supremacists who attended that event were Michael Paul Miselis and Benjamin Drake Daley. The two racists sought out and engaged in violent behavior and were convicted of, among other things, violating the Anti-Riot Act.Read more about "Fourth Circuit Holds Anti-Riot Act Partially in Violation of First Amendment"
Winner Take All Electoral College System in South Carolina Is Constitutional
More questions have been raised about the legitimacy of this year's election than at any time in modern history. The Electoral College itself has faced political and popular scrutiny like never before. Many Americans take issue with the fact that it isn't the American people who directly elect a President by popular vote. Rather, the votes that count are through "Electors" who don't appear on the ballot.Read more about "Winner Take All Electoral College System in South Carolina Is Constitutional"
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