Category: 4th Circuit Case Summaries

Week 34 (2020)

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.

Week 32 (2020)

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.’”