4th Circuit Court
391 ABA Journal 4th Circuit Court articles.
Retired Judge J. Michael Luttig has responded to social media speculation about his slow speaking style during testimony Thursday before the House select committee
investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot
Jun 21, 2022 9:42 AM CDT
An en banc federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a public charter school in North Carolina violated the equal protection clause when it required girls to wear skirts.
Jun 15, 2022 9:04 AM CDT
Bees can sometimes be considered fish, court says
Bees can be protected under the California Endangered Species Act because they are invertebrates within the law’s definition of fish, the California…
Jun 10, 2022 11:56 AM CDT
Congress didn’t give amnesty to future insurrectionists who are barred from office under the Constitution’s disqualification clause, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
May 25, 2022 11:08 AM CDT
A federal appeals court has upheld West Virginia’s restrictions on lawyer advertising that seeks clients for litigation involving medication and medical devices.
Apr 29, 2022 11:43 AM CDT
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a former assistant federal public defender in North Carolina can sue court officials for constitutional violations stemming from an alleged faulty investigation of sexual harassment.
Apr 27, 2022 10:48 AM CDT
Georgia voters who want to ban a reelection bid by Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene got a boost Friday, when a federal judge in Atlanta indicated that she will likely allow the election challenge.
Apr 12, 2022 11:17 AM CDT
Richard Posner, a retired judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago, didn’t have the capacity to enter into a contract because of Alzheimer’s disease, his lawyer said in a letter.
Mar 30, 2022 9:46 AM CDT
U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs, a potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee, wins high praise from lawyers who practiced before her and those who worked with her. But some liberal critics see her work for a management-side labor law firm as a negative.
Feb 3, 2022 9:27 AM CST
A federal judge who announced in August that he would step down from active service has changed his plans.
Nov 29, 2021 9:34 AM CST
The U.S. Senate confirmed Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York on Monday, making her the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal appeals court.
Nov 2, 2021 11:31 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to pay $88 million to settle litigation stemming from a 2015 mass shooting at a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Oct 28, 2021 2:18 PM CDT
En banc 4th Circuit will rehear school dress-code case
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has granted an en banc rehearing to consider a challenge to…
Oct 22, 2021 4:07 PM CDT
A federal appeals court has vacated its July decision
finding that youths ages 18, 19 and 20 have a Second Amendment right to own handguns.
Sep 23, 2021 11:10 AM CDT
The U.S. Department of Justice is relying on an 1894 U.S. Supreme Court ruling involving American Railway Union leader Eugene Debs in its lawsuit seeking to block a restrictive Texas abortion law.
Sep 14, 2021 9:34 AM CDT
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