Conferences & Symposia

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Friday, October 27, 2006

On Friday, Oct. 27, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will sit to hear oral arguments in the School of Law's Ceremonial Moot Court Room. Students, faculty, and friends are invited to attend. Overflow seating featuring a simulcast of the arguments will be available, if needed.

Tentative Schedule

9:30-10:10 a.m. -
International Ground Transportation, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, MD

10:20-11 a.m. -
United States v. Midgette

11:10-11:50 a.m. -
Chen Lin-Jian v. Gonzales

Case Summaries:

International Ground Transportation, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Ocean City, Maryland (Procedural Due Process)
Appellant IGT, a taxicab company that formerly operated in Ocean City, Maryland, appeals a decision by the United States District Court for the District of Maryland that Ocean City did not violate procedural due process under the United States and Maryland constitutions in revoking its taxicab licenses just prior to Memorial Day, 2003.

Attorneys for Appellant: Francis R. Laws and Patrick J. Madigan, Thomas & Libowitz, P.A.
Attorneys for Appellee:Guy R. Ayres III and Bruce F. Bright, Ayres, Jenkins, Gordon & Almand, P.A.



United States v. Midgette (Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure)
Appellant Midgette appeals a ruling of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina denying his motion to suppress evidence obtained without a warrant but pursuant to a state regulatory scheme governing probationers.

Attorneys for Appellant:Thomas P. McNamara, Federal Public Defender, and Devon L. Donahue, Assistant Federal Public Defender
Attorneys for Appellee:Frank D. Whitney, United States Attorney, Anne M. Hayes and Jennifer P. May-Parker, Assistant United States Attorneys



Chen Lin-Jian v. Gonzales (Asylum)
Appellant Lin, a native of China, appeals a determination by the Board of Immigration Appeals denying his asylum claim on the grounds that his wife was forced to undergo an abortion and that he has a well founded fear of forced sterilization if he returns to his homeland.

Attorney for Appellant:Robert Duk-Hwan Kim
Attorneys for Appellee:Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney and Lauren A. Wetzler, Assistant United States Attorney


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