As an informed practitioner, you need to know what’s happening in federal appeals courts across the country.’s got you covered. With our new Circuit Court Spotlight, we’re bringing you analysis from top appellate lawyers practicing in federal appeals courts nationwide. Our weekly columns are in addition to’s network of federal appeals court reporting in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Connecticut.

Circuit Court Spotlight is sharply focused on what’s happening in the First, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth circuits.

Take a look at some of our recent columns, which cover everything from cybersecurity to standing, from internet law to insolvency, and be on the lookout for new columns each week on

Here’s an IDEA from the First Circuit: Let the Kid Have His Dog by Nicholas O’Donnell, partner, and Ryan Rosenblatt, associate, at Sullivan & Worcester.

Two 4th Circuit Rulings Impacting Employers, Police and All Internet Users by Melanie Dubis and Jonathan Crotty, partners at Parker Poe in North Carolina.

Seventh Circuit Forgoes Rehearing En Banc by Michael T. Brody, partner at Jenner & Block.

Standing Requirements in Federal Court by Christina Gomez, partner, and Jessica Smith, associate, at Holland & Hart in Denver.

Fourth Circuit Rules that Website’s Unauthorized Posting of Stock Photograph Was Not ‘Fair Use’ by Michael W. Mitchell and Edward Roche, attorneys at Smith Anderson in North Carolina.

Divided Seventh Circuit Panel Issues Important Municipal Liability Ruling by Michael A. Scodro, partner at Mayer Brown in Chicago.


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