Oral Argument Held In Fourth Circuit Appeal Of Allen v. Beirich And SPLC Dismissal

Oral Argument Held In Fourth Circuit Appeal Of Allen v. Beirich And SPLC Dismissal

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, Glen Allen argued his SPLC appeal in the Fourth Circuit before Judges Motz, Agee, and Keenan. This oral argument, including both sides, is about 40 minutes long. Here is an audio of the argument: https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/OAarchive/mp3/19-2419-20210126.mp3 The judges seemed to have read the briefs and asked appropriate questions, including some rather difficult ones for the SPLC’s…

Oral Argument Scheduled In Glen Allen’s Fourth Circuit Appeal From Dismissal Of His Complaint Against The SPLC

Oral Argument Scheduled In Glen Allen’s Fourth Circuit Appeal From Dismissal Of His Complaint Against The SPLC

On November 24, 2020, the Fourth Circuit set oral argument for January 26, 2021 in Glen Allen’s appeal from the District Court’s dismissal of his complaint against Heidi Beirich, Mark Potok, and the SPLC.   Allen commented that “the Fourth Circuit waited over six months after briefing was completed to schedule oral argument, so I was becoming concerned.  But I’m happy…

Glen Allen Completes Briefing In His Fourth Circuit Appeal In The Allen v. Beirich And SPLC Case

Glen Allen Completes Briefing In His Fourth Circuit Appeal In The Allen v. Beirich And SPLC Case

On May 11, 2020, Glen Allen, responding to the SPLC’s brief in opposition to his opening brief, filed his reply brief in further support of his appeal.  In his reply brief, Allen castigated the SPLC Defendants for improperly citing matters outside the appellate record in their opposition brief by seeking to introduce newspaper articles and articles written by the SPLC…

Glen Allen Files Opening Brief In His Appeal From Dismissal Of His Lawsuit Against The SPLC

Glen Allen Files Opening Brief In His Appeal From Dismissal Of His Lawsuit Against The SPLC

On February 14, 2020, Glen Allen, who has received financial aid from FEF, filed his initial brief in his appeal from Judge Blake’s dismissal of his complaint against Heidi Beirich, Mark Potok, and the SPLC.  Allen presented a number of arguments for reversal of the district court’s decision.  Included among them were that: the court failed properly to take into…

Glen Allen Files Notice of Appeal From District Court’s Dismissal Of His Complaint Against SPLC

Glen Allen Files Notice of Appeal From District Court’s Dismissal Of His Complaint Against SPLC

On December 10, 2019, Glen Allen filed a timely notice of appeal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals from the Maryland District Court’s dismissal of his complaint against the SPLC and two of its officers, Heidi Beirich and Mark Potok.

Maryland District Court Dismisses Glen Allen’s Complaint Against SPLC; Allen Will Appeal

Maryland District Court Dismisses Glen Allen’s Complaint Against SPLC; Allen Will Appeal

On November 13, 2019, Judge Katherine Blake dismissed Glen Allen’s complaint against Heidi Beirich and the Southern Poverty Law Center.  Allen had filed his complaint in the federal court in December 2018., alleging nine counts, including claims under the Racketeer and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) statute and common law claims for tortious interference and defamation.  After the SPLC defendants moved to…

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