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
Michael Hodges v. Speedway LLC
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2260
US v. Kevin Bellinger
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4773
Dionne Saunders v. Nancy Berryhill
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-1377
Nahom Tesfaye v. John Walrath
Date: August 10, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6258
Kelly Ray Jones v. USA
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 15-6432
US v. Carlton Wilson
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 16-4391
Manning v. Caldwell  
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1320

Justia Opinion Summary: Virginia's regulation of the consumption, purchase, manufacture, and sale of alcohol through a series of interconnecting provisions found in Title 4.1 of the Virginia Code did not qualify as cruel and unusual punishment...

Thomas Figaniak v. Tyler Johnson
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-2333
US v. Richard Byrd
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4086
US v. Anthony Culp
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4730
US v. Jose Luis Cruz-Hernandez
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 17-4768
US v. Dwayne Anderson
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-4009
US v. Darryle Cooper
Date: August 9, 2018
Docket Number: 18-6212
United States ex rel. Cody v. Mantech International
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1722
JTH Tax, Inc. v. Gregory Aime
Date: August 8, 2018
Docket Number: 17-1859