Category: 2011

Elmore v. Ozmint, No. 07-14

Decided: Nov. 22, 2011 Edward Lee Elmore filed a petition pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254, seeking habeas corpus relief after the South Carolina supreme court denied his state postconviction relief (PCR) application.  Though Elmore’s petition asserted various claims, the Fourth Circuit addressed whether Elmore was entitled to habeas relief...

United States v. Jaensch, No. 10-5013

Decided Dec. 29, 2011 Richard Jaensch was convicted of using a false identification that “appear[ed] to be” issued by the United States government, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1028(a)(1). Specifically, Jaensch created an ID that declared him to be a diplomat subject to “Absolute Sovereignty” in the United States,...

United States v. Edwards, No. 10-4256

Decided Dec. 29, 2011 Officers detained Joseph Edwards on a public street when his ex-girlfriend filed a complaint with the police that he had threatened her with a firearm earlier in the evening. Though the encounter was calm and neither party, the officers nor the defendant, seemed to have any...