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 United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (in case citations, 4th Cir.) is a federal court located in Richmond, Virginia, with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts:

District of Maryland
Eastern District of North Carolina
Middle District of North Carolina
Western District of North Carolina
District of South Carolina
Eastern District of Virginia
Western District of Virginia
Northern District of West Virginia
Southern District of West Virginia

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Another motion filed in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals says the Mountain Valley Pipeline shouldn't have gotten its streamlined construction permit, ... said they were working with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the DEP to “resolve any outstanding concerns in a manner that ensures the ...
The Second Circuit now agrees with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on this issue as reflected in its opinion in Hively v. Ivey Tech Community College. ... The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in which North Carolina is located, has not issued an opinion as to this issue. As these cases develop further, ...

As we discussed in the webinar, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers North and South Carolina, has not determined that Title VII prohibits employment discrimination because of an employee's sexual orientation or gender identity. Two weeks ago, however, a second federal appellate court ...
Ed Givens, former chief counsel for S.C. State, pleaded guilty to misprision of a felony, admitting that he should've told authorities about Pinson's schemes when federal authorities asked him about them. Givens received six months of probation, with credit given for the period of time he was on pre-trial ...
After the city defaulted on the bonds in 2015, insurer ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. and bond trustee UMB Bank NA filed suit in state court and then in federal court. The latter was dismissed by Moon last month. ACA and UMB took the case to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week. “We expected ...

Instead of paroling them, as is often the case when detainees don't pose a risk, federal agents have kept Gutierrez and his son in detention in El Paso for ... She said the unique legal argument laid out in Tuesday's filing is backed up by a recent decision by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, which stuck ...
MARTINSBURG–The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th District in Richmond, Virginia, issued an opinion Monday reversing the summary judgment awarded in favor of ... That decision was appealed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals where it was sent back to Groh in the U.S. District Court in Martinsburg.

Last October, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the challengers by a vote of 2-1. And on March 1st, the court refused, by a narrow vote of 8-6, to rehear the matter en banc (as a full court). The cross, the judges decided, must be altered so that it was no longer a cross, ...
The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that "genuine issues of disputed material fact" remain as to whether five Martinsburg police officers used ... In a 14-page opinion filed Monday, a three-judge panel of the appellate court in Richmond, Va., reversed Chief U.S. District Judge Gina Groh's decision ...
In Baltimore — where taxpayers unwittingly paid out a court-ordered $330,000 due to NARAL's marionetting of local politicians — the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a longstanding attempt to crack down on pregnancy centers in late 2017. The reason? After seven years and close to 1,300 pages ...
On 15 November 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (which hears appeals from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia) affirmed the dismissal of a putative securities fraud class action against PowerSecure International, Inc. ("PowerSecure"), and Sidney Hinton, ...
A man alleging that $200,000 found in a storage unit was his life savings did not have standing to claim it in a civil-forfeiture proceeding, as his financial difficulties contradicted his ability to save such a sum. Background In 2014, law-enforcement officers investigating suspected drugs inside a storage facility ...
A school safety officer used excessive force in handcuffing an elementary student who posed no objective threat, but she was still entitled to qualified immunity for the constitutional violation. This matter involves a school resource officer's decision to handcuff a calm, compliant elementary school student for ...
A medical-implant manufacturer, the defendant at a consolidated trial arising from a much larger multidistrict litigation, did not demonstrate either that consolidation was unfair or that the trial court otherwise committed reversible error, the court of appeals held. Appellant Boston Scientific Corp. manufactured ...
The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, based in Richmond, Virginia, has become the second federal appellate court to rule that President Donald Trump's third try at a travel ban directed at eight countries, of which six are Muslim-majority, is likely unconstitutional. Despite the fact that this third iteration of the ...


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