D.C. Circuit Court

Environmental Law

DC Circuit: EPA must make rules to stop companies from filing bankruptcy to avoid pollution cleanup

Natural Disasters

As East Coast snowstorm looms, courts, law libraries and other government offices close their doors

Internet Law

Uber-type flight app shuts down after DC Circuit decision

Second Amendment

Judge didn’t have the authority to rule in Second Amendment case, appeals court says

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