The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a special sitting at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Law School in Durham, N.C. on March 23, 2012.
The court will hear three cases during the NCCU Law session in March.
- Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation v. Daugherty. In a contracts dispute, the appellate court will decide whether a district court properly entered summary judgment for the defendant based on a determination that no contract was ever established between the parties.
- Mike Duffy v. Belk, Inc. In a civil appeal, the Fourth Circuit will address whether evidence of discrimination should have precluded summary judgment in an Age Discrimination in Employment Act claim.
- US v. Albert Burgess, Jr. In a child pornography conviction appeal, the appellate court will consider Burgess' speedy trial, suppression, and sentencing challenges.
Oral arguments will begin at 9:30 a.m. EST. Driving directions and campus maps are available on the NCCU Law School website.
The event is free and open to the public, although no cameras, recorders, laptops, or backpacks are permitted.
If you're going to be in Virginia, rather than North Carolina on March 23, a separate three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at the University of Virginia Law School the same day. Oral arguments at UVA Law will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Caplin Auditorium.
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