Category Archives: Judicial News

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

Judge Brown to Moderate Panel on Freedom of Assembly

Judge Brown will moderate a book forum on the freedom of assembly on May 8 at the American Enterprise Institute.  The panel includes John Inazu, author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly and professor at Washington University Law School.  The other panelists are Continue reading

Judge Griffith to BYU Law Grads: “Go forth to serve!”

D.C. Circuit Judge Thomas Griffith was the convocation speaker at Brigham Young University Law School on April 20.  The law school reports that in a speech urging graduates to serve others, “Judge Griffith pointed out three great lawyers who exemplified both professional expertise and character: Continue reading

The D.C. Circuit Is Not “Ready to Throw in the Towel” on Oral Argument Recordings

Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said on Tuesday that “he thought momentum was moving in support of recorded [appellate] proceedings,” Continue reading

Does Oral Argument Matter?

Oral arguments “matter a great deal,” Senior Judge Raymond Randolph told the Federal Bar Association’s Section on Taxation earlier this month, as reported in Tax Notes Today (subscription required). Continue reading

Judge Harry Edwards Honored by National Black Law Students Association

NYU Law reported last week that Senior Judge Edwards was awarded the National Black Law Students Association’s A. Leon Higginbotham award at the Association’s 44th annual convention. Continue reading

One in Three Supreme Court Clerks Has Clerked on the D.C. Circuit

More than one third of the Supreme Court clerks for October Term 2012 will be former D.C. Circuit clerks Continue reading