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
US v. Donna B. Talley
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 17-4137
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance v. DOWCP
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1190
John Doe v. Wallace Loh
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1497
AAPC, Inc. v. FCC
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1588
Juraluk Upatcha v. William Barr
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1666
Ana Padilla De Orellana v. William Barr
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1683
Gildete Cunha v. William Barr
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2056
US v. Kevin Dennings
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4261
US v. Maurice Parks
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4369
US v. Michael Robinson
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4468
US v. Torrance Jones
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6657
George Evans v. Christopher Capps
Date: April 24, 2019
Docket Number: 18-7256
Haynes v. Waste Connections, Inc.  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-2431

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit reversed the district court's grant of summary judgment to WCI on all of plaintiff's claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. 1981. The court held that the district court er...

United States v. Winbush  
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 17-7148

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit reversed the district court's dismissal of a petition for habeas corpus relief under 28 U.S.C. 2255. The court held that the district court erred in substituting a previously unidentified conviction to...

Nelson Bruce v. Pentagon Federal Credit Union
Date: April 23, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2134