United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit/Related Articles
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- U.S. judicial system : The system of United States legal courts, authorized as a separate and co-equal branch of government in Article III of the U.S. Constitution, and specialized first-level administrative law bodies in the Executive Branch
States in the circuit
- Delaware : A State of the Eastern USA.
- Maryland : A State on the Eastern coast of the USA.
- North Carolina : A state in the southeastern region of the United States
- South Carolina : A State in the South-eastern USA.
- Virginia : A state in the southeastern United States.
- West Virginia : 35th state of the USA
- Hamdi v. Rumsfeld : A 2004 opinion by the Supreme Court of the United States, which held that a U.S. citizen, captured in a combat zone and alleged to be bearing arms against the United States, still was entitled to a judicial hearing to determine if he was an enemy combatant subject to military, rather than civilian, law
- El-Masri v. Tenet : A case involving extrajudicial detention, in which the U.S. government stopped a lawsuit by a person captured due to an error in identification, by invoking the state secrets privilege; the dismissal was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and has been as a strong precedent for a wide interpretation of the privilege