D.C. Circuit Court

First Amendment

Appeals court upholds limits on SCOTUS protests

Privacy Law

Injunction against NSA phone records program is vacated by DC Circuit


DC prosecutors must now follow stricter standards for disclosing information to the defense

Constitutional Law

Federal appeals court narrows the type of crimes that can be tried by military commissions

Appellate Practice

Check your briefs for acronym overuse, DC Circuit clerk tells lawyers in campaign finance case

Criminal Justice

Stranger returns backpack containing nearly $18K, but feds try to forfeit the cash

Media & Communications Law

Associated Press files FOIA suit against State Department over Hillary Clinton emails and documents

Civil Rights

Feds won’t prosecute George Zimmerman in shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin

Military Law

Army OKs hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

Law Firms

Venable sues ex-client over $300K bill, claiming fraudulent inducement

Religious Law

Priests group says it won’t comply with DC Circuit ruling upholding contraceptive opt-out procedure


Defense lawyers press for more info as probe of FBI agent linked to dismissed cases continues

Civil Rights

Court rejects housing discrimination rule that relied on statistical analysis

Trials & Litigation

Jury convicts 4 Blackwater guards in slaying of unarmed civilians in Iraq

Trials & Litigation

Big Tobacco appeals court-mandated anti-smoking advertisements

Constitutional Law

Convicted in WikiLeaks case, Chelsea Manning sues feds to get medical treatment for gender disorder

Executive Branch

Prosecutor says claimed White House intruder was free on bail in weapons case, had 800 rounds in car

Trials & Litigation

SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case

Sentencing/Post Conviction

New conviction-integrity unit in DC is said to be first created by a federal prosecutor

International Law

Flight en route to China from D.C. returns at request of feds because parent may have kidnapped son