In United States v. Medley, the Fourth Circuit vacated a defendant’s conviction for violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after finding that the failure to include the knowledge-of-felon-status element in the defendant’s indictment was a plain error affecting the defendant’s substantial rights.
Category: 4th Circuit Case Summaries
In Wilcox v. Lyons, the Fourth Circuit upheld the district court’s dismissal of an employee’s retaliation claim premised on retaliation for reporting alleged sex discrimination.
In Casa De Maryland, Inc. v. Trump, the Fourth Circuit declined to define what individuals would be included in the Immigration and Nationality Act’s “public charge” provision, which states “that any alien ‘who is likely at any time to become a public charge is inadmissible.’”