Thursday, March 13, 2003

By 8-4, the 4th Circuit denied rehearing en banc in the newspaper confiscation First Amendment case, as indicated here. The result is that the newspaper's claim can go forward, as held in this panel decision. As the eight were Chief Judge Wilkins and Judges Wilkinson, Niemeyer, Michael, Traxler, King, Gregory, and Shedd, while the four were Judges Widener, Luttig, Williams, and Motz, the issues must have defied partisan, ideological, and geographical categorization.

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