D.C. Circuit Court

359 ABA Journal D.C. Circuit Court articles.

Chief justice refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to 10th Circuit

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has referred ethics complaints filed against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

DC Circuit receives complaints about Kavanaugh, reportedly sends them to Supreme Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has received complaints about Brett Kavanaugh’s statements during hearings on his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a statement Saturday by a judge on the federal appeals court.

FDA has ‘unreasonably delayed’ graphic warnings on cigarette packs, Mass. federal court rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unreasonably delayed enforcing a 2009 law calling for graphic warnings on cigarette packages, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Wednesday.

“The court must compel…

Second murder trial against former Blackwater guard results in mistrial

The retrial of a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard, convicted of first-degree murder for starting a mass shooting more than a decade ago in Iraq, resulted in a hung jury…

Kavanaugh seems to shun gun registration laws, but may not oppose license training requirements

If appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh could be less hospitable to gun regulation—and more likely to vote in favor of cert grants on gun cases—than the…

Public domain advocate gets appellate win in bid to publish copyrighted standards referenced in laws

A federal appeals court on Tuesday told a federal judge to reconsider whether the fair use doctrine allows a nonprofit to post technical standards created by private industry groups that…

What Brett Kavanaugh’s SeaWorld dissent says about a likely Supreme Court record in labor cases
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s dissent in a case stemming from the 2010 death of a SeaWorld trainer is being cited as an indication of his pro-business record in labor cases.
ABA amicus: DC Circuit should reject bankruptcy trustee’s claim on ‘unfinished business’ profits
The American Bar Association has filed an amicus brief arguing that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit should reject a bankruptcy trustee’s attempt to capture profits earned by law firms from clients previously served by the now-defunct Howrey law firm.
Eloquent silence teaches lawyers about power of the pause
An appellate prosecutor and a president show how precise timing and use of prolonged silences can enhance presentations and give arguments greater impact.
Kavanaugh is said to be a front-runner to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a former law clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, is reportedly emerging as one of the front-runners to replace the retiring justice.
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.

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