Oral Argument Calendar

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The Fourth Circuit hears oral argument at regularly scheduled sessions in Richmond, Virginia, and at special sessions scheduled throughout the circuit.


Cases are randomly assigned to oral argument panels in accordance with IOP 34.1, and the identity of the assigned panel is released on the morning of oral argument.

The calendar of cases to be argued at each session is posted six weeks in advance. Interested persons can subscribe to receive notice of the calendar and its updates via RSS feed or email subscription:
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The calendar includes a brief description of each case, prepared by the clerk's office for general reference. The description does not reflect the court's view of the case or limit the issues counsel may argue. The calendar also includes links to the briefs and appendices on PACER.


Oral Argument Sessions

Law School Sessions

2014-2015 Term

2015-2016 Term