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Georgia Law Review Online’s Eleventh Circuit Summer Summary

We at the Georgia Law Review Online would like to welcome every one of you (our loyal and devoted followers) back to the beginning of another fun-filled semester of Eleventh Circuit case summaries. While we might have taken the summer off to clerk with judges and/or law firms, there was no rest for the Eleventh […]

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Eleventh Circuit Upholds the Certified Class in Misrepresentation Claims Against Regions Under the Basic Presumption

In Local 703, I.B. of T. Grocery & Food Employees Welfare Fund v. Regions Financial Corp., No. 12-14168 (Aug. 6, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit upheld the district court’s application of the Basic presumption, its finding that the lead Plaintiffs met the typicality requirement, and its determination of the correct start date for the class period; […]

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Sound Ordinance Restricting Amplified Sound Near Health Care Facilities Upheld As Constitutional Government Regulation on Time, Place, or Manner of Speech

In Pine v. City of West Palm Beach, No. 13-15011 (11th Cir. Aug. 6, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit held that a sound ordinance banning the production of amplified sound within 100 feet of health care facilities is constitutional because it is content-neutral, narrowly tailored to a specific government interest, and does not restrict alternative channels […]

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Eleventh Circuit Finds Defense Attorney’s Absence During Admission of Direct Inculpatory Testimony Constitutes Reversible Error Under Cronic

In United States of America v. Alexander Michael Roy, No. 12-15093 (Aug. 5, 2014), Appellant Alexander Michael Roy, a middle school teacher charged with enticing or attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity and four counts of possession of child pornography, challenges his conviction based on a seven minute absence by his […]

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Eleventh Circuit Rejects Deathrow Inmate’s Assertion That Court Clearly Erred in Determining That Alabama Prosecutor’s Jury Selection Decisions Were Not Racially Discriminatory

In Madison v. Comm’r, Ala. Dep’t of Corr., No. 13-12348 (11th Cir. 2014), the Eleventh Circuit held that the District Court did not clearly err when it decided that the Mobile County Prosecutor’s voir dire selections in a capital murder trial were race-neutral under Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79, 106 S. Ct. 1712 (1986). […]

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Eleventh Circuit Denies Habeas Relief for Murderer Sentenced to Death

In Wright v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, No. 13-11832 (Aug. 4, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Joel Dale Wright’s 28 U.S.C. § 2254 petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Before the Eleventh Circuit were three of Wright’s denied § 2254 claims, for which the district court granted certificates […]

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