Category Archives: Court News

Obama Taps Two for D.C. Circuit

President Obama just nominated Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit and renominated Caitlin Halligan, Charles Savage reports at the New York Times. Continue reading

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Is the D.C. Circuit Too Small To Go En Banc?

Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness has a post on PointofLaw.com explaining why he thinks the D.C. Circuit’s recent opinion upholding the Cobell settlement was wrongly decided.  (Frank argued the case for the objector.)  Frank asks for advice about whether to petition for rehearing en banc. 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

Obama To Tap New Nominees to the D.C. Circuit

Joan Biskupic reports White House spokesman Eric Schultz’s statement that “The president will be nominating judges for the D.C. Circuit in short order, but we hope the Senate moves quickly to confirm all of our pending judicial nominees.”   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

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