Tagged: Fourth Circuit

Week 13 (2020)

In In re Moore, the Fourth Circuit denied a petition for a writ of mandamus, asking that the court direct Judge Conrad to recuse from presiding over petitioner’s criminal trial. The Fourth Circuit acknowledged that recusal might be required at a future point; however, it concluded that the extraordinary relief of mandamus was not warranted at this stage of the proceedings.

Week 12 (2020)

In Servotronics, Inc. v. Boeing Co.,the Fourth Circuit held that under 28 U.S.C. § 1782, which provides that a U.S. District Court may provide assistance in providing testimony for a proceeding before “a foreign or international tribunal,” that private arbitration in the United Kingdom between two companies in the United Kingdom would qualify as such a tribunal.

Week 11 (2020)

In United States v. Gary, the Fourth Circuit held that a defendant may not knowingly or intelligently enter a guilty plea when the defendant does not understand the essential elements of the offense.