Category Archives: Judicial News

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

Chief Judge Sentelle and Justice Thomas to Reflect on Judicial Careers

Chief Judge David Sentelle and Justice Clarence Thomas will offer “Reflections from the Bench” in Charlotte next Friday, June 8.  Chief Judge Sentelle is a native of North Carolina, and he was a colleague of then-Judge Thomas on the D.C. Circuit before Thomas’s elevation to the Supreme Court. Continue reading

Laurence Silberman Goes to Washington

The most recent issue of The Green Bag contains an account by Judge Silberman of Nixon-era political intrigue in which he played a prominent role. Continue reading

Judge Kavanaugh Three-peats Three-Mile Victory

Sure, Judge Kavanaugh is frequently said to be on the short list of likely Supreme Court nominees if Romney wins the White House. But his frontrunner credentials were secured earlier this month when his name topped an even more competitive list Continue reading

Judge Silberman, et al., Win Rehearing En Banc in Judicial Pay Case

Judge Silberman is one of the named plaintiffs in a judicial pay case that the Federal Circuit recently agreed to hear en banc.  The suit is a constitutional challenge to legislation barring cost-of-living adjustments to federal judicial salaries despite a 1989 statute providing that such adjustments should be made automatically whenever other civil servants receive them. Continue reading