Legal Blog: Charles Burnham

Fourth Circuit Update: United States v. Moody

Last Tuesday, June 22, 2021 the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided United States v. Moody. This decision is unlikely to make any significant changes to legal doctrine. What is interesting about the Court’s opinion is the Court’s expression of doubt about the breadth of modern conspiracy law. The case arose when police stopped a car at roughly

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The Effect of No-Knock Warrant Restrictions on Admission of Evidence in Federal Court

By Jonathan Knowles – On April 10, 2021, the Maryland legislature overrode Governor Hogan’s veto to pass three bills dedicated to police reform.[1]  Among the provisions contained in these bills were significant restrictions on police officers’ authority to request a “no-knock search warrant.”  Since the tragic death of Breonna Taylor, other states have implemented similar restrictions and more are likely

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The Scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act After Van Buren

By Jonathan Knowles – We have previously examined United States v. Van Buren, then pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. On June 3, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its opinion interpreting the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986. The Court limited violations of the Act to access of information that a person is never authorized to

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