As the year draws to an end, it is necessary to do a little bit of catch-up on the Fourth Circuit’s output in argued cases. In the last two weeks of the year, the Fourth Circuit issued opinions in eleven argued cases. Six of the cases resulted in published opinions, and five in unpublished opinions.
I have already addressed (here and here) one of those opinions, United States v. Edwards, which involved a police officer’s on-the-street removal with a knife of a sandwich baggie containing crack from the genitals of an arrestee.
The next several posts will be devoted to the remaining ten opinions.