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Five D.C. Circuit Judges Will Speak at Federalist Society Convention

The D.C. Circuit is showing up in force at the Federalist Society’s annual National Lawyers Convention today through Saturday at the Mayflower Hotel, three stops away from Judiciary Square on the Red Line.  Continue reading

Krumholz on Access to Oral Argument Recordings

Peter J. Krumholz (Hale Westfall, LLP) has published The Case for Greater Public Access to Oral Argument Recordings in the Tenth Circuit, 89 Denver U. L. Rev. 395 (2012).

The author lists the D.C. Circuit among the minority of “laggard” circuits that have failed to follow the Supreme Court’s example of publishing audio recordings of oral arguments online. Continue reading

Weekend Review

On Friday the  Supreme Court granted cert in a Voting Rights Act case from the D.C. Circuit, Shelby County v. Holder.  The grant came three days after the general election and three years after the Supreme Court raised, in the words of Judge Tatel’s majority opinion, “serious questions about the continued constitutionality of section 5.” Continue reading

Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General?

Judge Merrick Garland is frequently rumored to be a potential Supreme Court nominee.  But yesterday Politico floated him as “a potential contender” for two Executive branch jobs:   Continue reading

Is the Administration Waging a Media War Against the D.C. Circuit?

Hours before President Obama won reelection yesterday, the Wall Street Journal accused his administration of trying to intimidate the D.C. Circuit through the press. Continue reading

How Will Today’s Election Change the D.C. Circuit?

The D.C. Circuit could lose one of its judges during the next presidential term if the President is called on to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.  Judge Merrick Garland is frequently named as a possible second term SCOTUS appointee for President Obama, and Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Janice Rogers Brown have both appeared on lists of possible Romney appointees in recent months.   Continue reading