D.C. Circuit Court

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

Health Law

Full DC Circuit to reconsider decision that undermined the health-care law

Criminal Justice

James Brady’s death ruled a homicide from 1981 attack, but whether case will be pursued is unclear

Constitutional Law

Origination clause challenge to health-care law is tossed by DC Circuit

Health Law

Health-care law takes another hit with DC Circuit opinion


Claimed leader in Benghazi slaying of US ambassador is captured, will be tried here

Around the Blawgosphere

Will solo lawyers soon feel pressures that solo doctors do? | Tip on writing a 4th Circuit brief

Midyear Meeting

Jobs Corps task force promises to do more in coming year

Internet Law

FCC lacked authority to impose ‘Net neutrality’ on broadband carriers, federal appeals court rules


DC Circuit has no judicial vacancies for first time in more than two decades

Privacy Law

Justice Department legal opinion on call records is protected from disclosure, DC Circuit rules


Senate confirms stalled nominee to DC Circuit

Entertainment & Sports Law

10 former hockey players sue NHL for concussion damages


Senate changes filibuster rules, clearing the way for confirmation of stalled judicial nominees


GOP senators block DC Circuit nominee; will Democrats change filibuster rules?


Democrats threaten to renew filibuster fight if Republicans block appeals court nominee

Trials & Litigation

Federal judges urged by DOJ lawyers to stay civil cases because of government shutdown