Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

Established in 1891 and located in Richmond, Virginia, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit exercises appellate jurisdiction over courts in the following districts:

The court is considered mid-sized among the US Circuit Courts, with 15 authorized judgeships. The Judges in this circuit continue the unique tradition of stepping down from the bench after oral argument to shake the hands of the attorneys in the case. Read a detailed history of the Fourth Circuit here.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Solomon v. Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player Retirement Plan  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1730

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under section 502(a)(1)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1132(a)(1)(B), after the plan administrator determined that plaintiff's disability-onset date rendered him...

Taneshia Middleton v. Commissioner of Social Security
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2205
Mohammed Moosavi v. Fairfax County Circuit Court
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2461
US v. Ah-Shay Nicholson
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4706
Samples v. Ballard  
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-6740

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner sought relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254 after the district court granted a certificate of appealability on the narrow procedural question of whether a habeas petitioner's claims raised for the first time in objecti...

US v. Kenneth Robinson
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 16-7344
In Re: Raymond Chestnut
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1223
US v. Samuel Jacobs
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6145
James Crangle v. Eastern Regional Jail
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6146
US v. Bernard Celestine
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6148
US v. Thomas Hinrichs
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6162
US v. Wendell Johnson
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6197
US v. John Hipps
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6201
Ken Davis v. Robert McCabe
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6216
US v. Luis Sanchez-Castro
Date: June 23, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6223