Thursday, January 27, 2011, 10:44 AM

Fourth Circuit Notes

A couple of quick notes on developments from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals:

  • On Wednesday, President Obama nominated Judge Henry F. Floyd to the Fourth Circuit. For the past seven years, Judge Floyd has served as a United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
  • Also on Wednesday, the Fourth Circuit granted a joint motion from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the federal government to expedite proceedings in Virginia v. Sebelius - Virginia's constitutional challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The case is scheduled to be heard between May 10 and 13th. It is anticipated that the Fourth Circuit will hear oral argument in another case challenging the constitutionality of the Act – Liberty University v. Geithner – on the same day oral arguments take place in Virginia v. Sebelius.

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