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
Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. City of Roanoke  
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1060

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court's order granting summary judgment to the City and the Foundation in an action alleging discriminatory taxation in violation of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Ref...

Hui Zheng v. Matthew Whitaker
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1647
In re: Miguel Parral
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-1825
US v. Antonio Crawley
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4073
US v. John Doe
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4338
US v. Charles Pippins
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4428
US v. Alvin Williams
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4503
US v. Daniel Parsons
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6429
Kim Ragland v. Major Baker
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6684
US v. Thomas Franklin
Date: February 15, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6835
In re: Phillip O'Briant
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2251
In re: Phillip O'Briant
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-2346
US v. Timeiki Hedspeth
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4038
US v. Sinclair Ellis, Jr.
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-4289
Prince Jervis v. Desaline Perry
Date: February 14, 2019
Docket Number: 18-6862