D.C. Circuit Court

349 ABA Journal articles on D.C. Circuit Court.

DC Circuit orders US to submit information about any attorney-client eavesdropping at Guantanamo

A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. government to submit classified information about possible attorney-client eavesdropping at Guantanamo Bay.

The appeals court acted in a case filed by two…

Appeals court stymies bid to regulate high cost of prison phone calls
After 14 years of pleas, the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 made a rule capping rates for in-state prison phone calls. But the affected telecommunications companies sued—and in June 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed them a victory. The court said the FCC overstepped its statutory authority when it regulated in-state calls, and that the way it set the rates was “hard to fathom.”
Full DC Circuit upholds structure of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

An en banc federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau along with protections for its director that allow removal only for cause.


DOJ backs Archdiocese of Washington in suit over Christmas bus ads

The Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief backing the Archdiocese of Washington in a suit in which it sued the the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for…

Empirical SCOTUS blog sees Brett Kavanaugh as likely SCOTUS nominee
A new judge on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court shortlist could be his next pick for a nomination to the court if Justice Anthony M. Kennedy or Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the court, according to the blog Empirical SCOTUS.
Full DC Circuit reinstates order requiring government to allow teen immigrant to get an abortion
An en banc federal appeals court has reinstated an order requiring the U.S. government to allow an abortion for a 17-year-old immigrant who is being held in a federally funded Texas shelter because she is in the country illegally.
DC Circuit grants time to find sponsor for immigrant teen so abortion can be performed
Updated: A federal appeals court has found a way to allow an abortion for a pregnant teen immigrant who is in the country illegally without ordering the government to take her from federal custody to an abortion provider.
Trump nominates White House lawyer, a former Jones Day partner, to DC Circuit

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the nomination of 16 people to federal judgeships, including the nomination of deputy White House counsel Gregory Katsas to a federal appeals court.


Blackwater guard’s murder conviction tossed; mandatory sentences for three others unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has ordered a new trial for a Blackwater security guard convicted of murder in the slaying of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007.

The U.S.…

Restrictive concealed carry law violates Second Amendment, DC Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has blocked a Washington, D.C., gun law that that restricts concealed carry permits to those who can show a good reason for carrying firearms.
DOJ files brief in opposition to CFPB’s leadership structure

In a near-unprecedented move, the Department of Justice has filed a brief in opposition to another federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing that the CFPB’s structure is unconstitutional.

Does Garland nomination have ‘a snowball’s chance in hell’? Lawyer’s suit fails; other ideas aired

A New Mexico lawyer seeking to force a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland lost his appeal on Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.…

DC federal court upholds limits on state political parties’ use of soft-money donations

A federal court in Washington, D.C., has rejected a First Amendment challenge to the ban on state and local political parties’ use of unlimited, soft-money political donations for activities affecting…

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has unconstitutional structure, DC Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that the "unchecked power" given to the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional.

DC Circuit considers EPA’s authority to impose clean power plan on states

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday on the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to adopt a rule requiring states to cut greenhouse gases…

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