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Fourth Circuit resolves nuts-and-bolts questions of removal jurisdiction

By Steve Klepper (Twitter: @MDAppeal)

Practice in the Fourth Circuit means that you often rely on persuasive authority on questions where, in other Circuits, you might expect to find on-point precedent. By local rule, the Fourth Circuit only issues reported opinions in cases where it hears oral argument. It hears oral argument at one of the lowest rates in the country. And, even when it does hear argument, it might still issue unreported opinions in cases that outsiders might think worthy of publication.

I was pleasantly surprised, therefore, to see the Fourth Circuit issue the first precedential appellate opinion in the country on an issue that I frequently encounter.[*] Read More…