Recent Rulings of Note

Court rules stop-and-identify ordinance unconstitutional absent reasonable suspicion of crime. Wingate v. Fulford. No. 19-1700 (4th Cir. Feb. 5, 2021). PDF

Court prohibits Virginia from requiring racial labeling by persons seeking marriage license. Rogers v. Va. State Registrar, #1:19-cv-1149 (E.D. Va. Oct. 11, 2019). PDF

Virginia May Not Reinstitute Dehumanizing Death Row Conditions. Porter v. Clarke, #1:14-cv-1588 (E. D. Va. Feb. 21, 2018). PDF

Plaintiffs May Proceed With Racial Harassment Suit. Frazier v. Cooke, #4:17-cv-54 (E. D. Va. Nov. 17, 2017). PDF

Detective not immune for photographing minor in sexually explicit manner in aid of investigation. Sims v. Labowitz, Administrator, #16-2174 (4th Cir. Dec. 5, 2017). PDF

City enjoined from selective cancellation of rally permit of disfavored group (Kessler v. City of Charlottesville, #3:17-cv-56 (W.D. Va. Aug. 11, 2017)). PDF

Death Row inmates permitted to maintain suit to ensure humane conditions, Porter v. Clark, #16-7044 (4TH Cir., March 24, 2017). PDF

Qualified immunity denied in wrongful arrest case, Graham v. Gagnon, #15-1521 (4th Cir., July 27, 2016). PDF

Employee can proceed with retaliation claim, Williams v. Prince William County, #15-1711 (4th Cir., April 14, 2016). PDF

Order denying new trial in hate crime, Salim v. Dahlberg, #1:15-cv-468 (E.D., Va., March 16, 2016). PDF

Qualified Immunity Denied Deputy Sheriff for Bad Arrest, Rogers v. Stem, #13-1923 (4th Cir., November 6, 2014). PDF

Opinion denying qualified immunity defense in wrongful arrest case (Rogers v. Stem, #1:12-cv-976 (E.D. Va., July 2, 2013). PDF

Opinion denying qualified immunity defense in excessive force case (Garcia v. Daniel, #1:11-cv-1226 (E.D. Va., Jan. 4, 2013). PDF

Opinion denying summary judgment motion in part, Walker v. Correct Care Solutions, L.L.C.,. #1:10-cv-1012, E.D. Va. Alexandria, April 27, 2011 (civil rights liability for death of jail inmate). PDF

Opinion denying Motion to Dismiss (Cacheris, J.), Mitchell v. Rappahannock Regional Jail Authority, No. 1:09-cv-1052 (E.D. Va., Alexandria Div.), entered March 16, 2010.  (Issues: prison supervisory liability; Ashcroft v. Iqbal). PDF

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