Category Archives: Judicial News

Chief Judge Sentelle to Take Senior Status

Chief Judge David Sentelle will be taking senior status on February 12, 2013, according to the U.S. Courts website.  Todd Ruger reports that the next judge in line to be Chief is Continue reading

Five D.C. Circuit Judges Will Speak at Federalist Society Convention

The D.C. Circuit is showing up in force at the Federalist Society’s annual National Lawyers Convention today through Saturday at the Mayflower Hotel, three stops away from Judiciary Square on the Red Line.  Continue reading

Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General?

Judge Merrick Garland is frequently rumored to be a potential Supreme Court nominee.  But yesterday Politico floated him as “a potential contender” for two Executive branch jobs:   Continue reading

How Will Today’s Election Change the D.C. Circuit?

The D.C. Circuit could lose one of its judges during the next presidential term if the President is called on to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.  Judge Merrick Garland is frequently named as a possible second term SCOTUS appointee for President Obama, and Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Janice Rogers Brown have both appeared on lists of possible Romney appointees in recent months.   Continue reading

Judge Tatel to Share Spotlight with Justice Sotomayor at Public Service Conference

Judge Tatel will lead a conversation in October with Justice Sonia Sotomayor about her career in public service.   Continue reading

Judge Robertson Attacks D.C. Circuit’s Guantanamo Jurisprudence

The Constitution Project has posted a transcript of a panel discussion it hosted last week on “Boumediene‘s Legacy and the Fate of Guantanamo Detainees.”   Continue reading

A Rendezvous with the D.C. Circuit Before Chief Justice Roberts Flees the Country

Chief Justice Roberts addressed the D.C. Circuit’s bench and bar in his first public remarks since he dropped the Health Care Cases bombshell on Thursday, reports Joe Mandak for the Associated Press. Roberts, a former D.C. Circuit Judge, was the guest of honor at the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference the day after he announced the decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act.

Although he dodged a question about how “one recent opinion might fit into” the Court’s legacy, the Chief Justice did allude to his largely unexpected decision to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act.   Continue reading

Who Authored the Per Curiam Greenhouse Gas Opinion?

A panel may choose to publish an opinion per curiam rather than under a single judicial author’s name for more than one reason. Continue reading

Judge Kavanaugh on War-on-Terror Jurisprudence

The American University Law Review has published War, Terror, and the Federal Courts, Ten Years after 9/11, the lightly edited transcript of a panel featuring Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh that was held at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. Continue reading

“The Hanging of a Wonderful Man”: Justice Thomas Honors Chief Judge Sentelle

Chief Judge Sentelle’s portrait was unveiled in the federal courthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, Continue reading