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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Nerd Alert for Federal Courts Experts

Here is a question. In Re Griffin was an 1869 decision by Chief Justice Chase, sitting as a Circuit Justice in Virginia. Is this decision binding precedent for the 4th Circuit today? There was, of course, no 4th Circuit then. But the current 4th Circuit includes Virginia. Does this make a nineteenth century Circuit Justice decision from Virginia a binding decision in that circuit? Curious minds want to know.

Posted by Gerard Magliocca on April 20, 2022 at 11:29 AM | Permalink


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