Monthly Archives: December 2011

Supreme Court To Decide Whether An Indian Tribe’s Neighbor May Sue the Government for Enabling Casino Construction

Yesterday the Supreme Court granted cert in Salazar v. Patchak (S. Ct. 11-247) and Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians v. Patchak (S. Ct. 246). Continue reading


“Think of them as Mad Libs, Gitmo edition.”

In today’s New York Times, Adam Liptak writes:

Recent opinions from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit are studded with redactions that call to mind the zany game, the one where players fill in blanks in little stories, sometimes to absurd effect. Continue reading

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Panel Has a History with the Case

The D.C. Circuit panel that will decide whether the federal government may fund embryonic stem cell research includes two judges who have decided prior appeals in favor of the challengers. Continue reading

Halligan’s D.C. Circuit Nomination Blocked by Filibuster

Scott Wong, of Politico reports:

On a mostly party-line 54-45 vote, the Senate fell six votes shy of the 60 needed to move Halligan’s nomination to the District of Columbia Circuit Court past a key procedural hurdle. Continue reading

Battle Lines Drawn for Cloture Vote on Caitlin Halligan’s Nomination

This morning at 11:00, the Senate will debate President Obama’s nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit. A cloture vote is scheduled for noon. Continue reading

ACA Challengers Ask Supreme Court to Reverse Judge Silberman

Plaintiffs who lost their healthcare appeal in the D.C. Circuit petitioned the Supreme Court yesterday to hear their case along with the related cases already on its docket. Continue reading