Volume 71, Issue 2
Matthew U. Scherer, Allan G. King, & Marko J. Mrkonich
A Rational Approach to Sentencing Offenders for Animal Cruelty: A Normative and Scientific Analysis Underpinning Proportionate Penalties for Animal Cruelty Offenders
Mirko Bagaric, Jane Kotzmann, & Gabrielle Wolf
Frank Griffin, M.D., J.D.
Michael L. Wells
Susan M. Chesler & Karen J. Sneddon
Cheryl Ann Krause & Jane Chong
Weekly Fourth Circuit Summaries
In United States v. Brunson, the Fourth Circuit held that three wiretap orders from the Department of Justice (“DOJ”)—which included only the title, not the name of the DOJ official authorizing the wiretap—were sufficient orders that complied with the Wiretap Act.
In Baten v. McMaster, The Fourth Circuit held that South Carolina’s winner-take-all system does not violate the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, or § 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In its decision, the court concluded that the appellants’ challenge to South Carolina’s winner-take-all system was justiciable and that the […]
In United States v. Curry, the Fourth Circuit held that the exigent circumstances doctrine did not justify the suspicionless stop of the defendant. The exigent circumstances doctrine, the majority opinion noted, typically involves emergencies justifying a warrantless search of a home, not an investigatory stop of a person.
In Buscemi v. Bell, the Fourth Circuit held that two candidates unaffiliated with a political party and one voter seeking to cast votes for write-in candidates lacked standing to challenge North Carolina’s requirements that an unaffiliated candidate be a “qualified voter” and that a write-in candidate submit a certain number […]
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