Supreme Court Gives D.C. Circuit High Marks for October 2011 Term

The Supreme Court affirmed the D.C. Circuit in three out of the four cases it heard during the term that ended last Thursday. Two of the three opinions the high court affirmed were authored by Judge Ginsburg, who took senior status in October.  

The D.C. Circuit’s 75% affirmance rate was higher than that of all other federal courts except for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, which the Supreme Court affirmed in every case (two and three cases respectively).

The four D.C. Circuit cases of the Supreme Court’s October 2011 term were:

But see:

(H/T: Kedar Bhatia, Final October Term 2011 Stat Pack and Summary Memo, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 30, 2012))


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