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Detailed Guide: Fourth Circuit

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Districts Included: Maryland, Eastern District of Virginia, Western District of Virginia, Northern District of West Virginia, Southern District of West Virginia, Eastern District of North Carolina, Middle District of North Carolina, Western District of North Carolina, and District of South Carolina

Same Procedures Apply to the District Courts? Yes

Allows Cameras? No
Exceptions: None

Audio or Video Webcast? Yes
Media Guide Available? No
Allows Cell Phones to Record Video? No

The Fourth Circuit follows the guidelines set by the Federal Rules and Judicial Conference. Therefore, members of the media may not record or broadcast video from Fourth Circuit proceedings. Members of the media and the public can access oral argument audio livestream and archived recordings on the Fourth Circuit website.

Links: Authority
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Rule 53, pg 64: Courtroom Photographing and Broadcasting Prohibited
Judicial Conference Committee Federal Pilot March 2016 Report

Links: Other
Fourth Circuit Media Resources
Fourth Circuit Oral Argument Audio Livestream and Archived Recordings
Fourth Circuit YouTube

Last edited: December 14, 2022