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Reflecting on Secrecy in 4th Circuit Panel Composition

By Steve Klepper

I am currently en route to Richmond for an argument before the Fourth Circuit. (Don’t worry, I’m on a train, not driving while  blogging.)  I know my record.  I know my cases. I know my argument. But I don’t know which three judges will be hearing argument tomorrow. The Fourth Circuit jealously guards the identity of a panel until 8:30 on the morning of argument.  Read More…