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The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (in
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s, 4th Cir.) is a federal court located in
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, with
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over the district courts in the following
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: * 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 *United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Southern District of West Virginia The court is based at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. United States Courthouse in
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. With 15 authorized judgeships, it is mid-sized among the 13 United States Court of Appeals, United States Courts of Appeals. __TOC__


Current composition of the court

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Vacancies and pending nominations


List of former judges


Chief judges


Succession of seats


Practice in the 4th Circuit

From 2000 to 2008, the Court had the highest rate of non-publication (92%) on the Federal Circuit. The Chief Justice of the United States, Chief Justice is always assigned to the Fourth Circuit as the circuit advisory justice, due to Richmond's close proximity to Washington, D.C. The Fourth Circuit is considered an extremely collegial court. By tradition, the Judges of the Fourth Circuit come down from the bench following each oral argument to greet the lawyers.


See also

* Judicial appointment history for United States federal courts#Fourth Circuit * List of current United States circuit judges * Same-sex marriage in the Fourth Circuit


References


External links


United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Recent opinions from Findlaw
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