Friday afternoon, my email and text message notification systems were singing.  Why?  For the first time since December 2016 when the Court of Appeals received en banc review authority,
Continue Reading And Then There Was One: North Carolina Court of Appeals Grants En Banc Review for the First Time Ever.

Is there institutional disharmony in the Fourth Circuit? That’s the question that one judge suggested, in a concurring opinion, that lawyers and judges might be asking after an en banc
Continue Reading Institutional Disharmony in the Fourth Circuit? Or Merely Patriotic Dissent?

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeals issued its latest batch of opinions. Good news: the impending turkey feast has not slowed the court’s pace in grappling with interesting appellate issues. 
Continue Reading No-Merit Briefs, the Pro Bono Program, and En Banc Review

Since December 2016, we have been monitoring the status of the North Carolina Court of Appeals’ new en banc authority.  Several motions for en banc review have been filed,
Continue Reading Fourth Circuit May Conduct Initial En Banc Review of Revised Federal Travel Ban