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
Terri Smyth-Riding v. Sciences and Engineering Services
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1295
US v. Damarlo Perry
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4278
US v. Ronnie Hamilton, Jr.
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4478
US v. Richard Sundblad
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4787
Marquita Smith v. Warden Marian Boulware
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 16-7414
Tyrone Hurt v. National Museum of African-American History
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-1716
US v. Billy Marlow
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-4021
Donald Herrington v. Harold Clarke
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6252
Isidro Valente v. Frank Perry
Date: August 17, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6378
Michael Ferguson v. National Freight Inc.
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-1772
Eric Garay Villegas v. Jefferson Sessions III
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2411
Larry Pair v. Paul Burroughs
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-2412
US v. Faiger Blackwell
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 16-4285
Ellis Barber v. Chief Judge Court of Appeals
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6362
Samuel Gaskins v. Roy Cooper
Date: August 16, 2017
Docket Number: 17-6409