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407 ABA Journal D.C. Circuit Court articles.

Supreme Court will consider disclosure of Mueller grand jury materials to Congress
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether the House Judiciary Committee may access redacted grand jury materials referenced in the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller.
Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to new federal death penalty procedure
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the federal government’s new lethal injection procedure.
Afternoon Briefs: Another law firm cuts pay; officer fired in shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Another law firm cuts pay for lawyers and staffers

Holland & Hart is reducing profit distributions to equity partners and cutting pay for salaried lawyers by 15%. Staff members who…

Judge can’t probe DOJ’s decision to drop Flynn case, DC Circuit says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that a federal judge can't scrutinize a federal prosecutor's decision to drop the prosecution of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Afternoon Briefs: Oklahoma top court won’t block Trump rally; cop union loses bid to destroy records

Oklahoma’s top court refuses to block Trump rally

The Oklahoma Supreme Court refused to block a campaign rally Friday for President Donald Trump that is scheduled for Saturday in Tulsa,…

Law clerk speaks up after judge’s courtwide email sparks debate over removing Confederate symbols
A black law clerk was the first to respond after a federal appeals judge shared an email with hundreds of colleagues in which he opined as “madness” a proposal by Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge admonishes state AG for ignored voting order; court upholds law school’s $2.6M settlement

Judge admonishes Tennessee attorney general’s office for ignoring absentee voting order

Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle chastised attorneys from the Tennessee attorney general’s office Thursday for not following the…

Afternoon Briefs: Man who recorded Arbery video faces charges; Flynn judge asked for response

Official explains charges against man who recorded Arbery video

The charges brought against the man who recorded the fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery represent a significant expansion…

Chief Justice Roberts turns down request for probe into federal appeals judge’s retirement
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has turned down a request to assign a federal appeals court to investigate the circumstances surrounding the retirement of Judge Thomas Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
ABA rates DC Circuit nominee ‘well qualified’ after finding him ‘not qualified’ for trial bench
U.S. District Judge Justin Walker has a new and higher rating from the ABA as he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for a hearing on his nomination the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Group’s request for probe into federal judge’s retirement gets a boost
Updated: The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has taken a preliminary step that could lead to a review of the circumstances surrounding the retirement of one of the court’s judges.
BigLaw firm withdraws request for legal fees after judge says it can’t shield its billing rates
King & Spalding has withdrawn a request for nearly $665,000 in attorney fees after a federal judge ruled the law firm can’t keep its billing rates secret.
DC Circuit allows federal executions to proceed, with Trump appointees in majority
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit lifted an injunction Tuesday that had prevented the federal government from carrying out executions of four inmates during a review of a new lethal injection procedure.
Trump nominee to DC Circuit was rated ‘not qualified’ by ABA for trial court judgeship
President Donald Trump's new nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is U.S. District Judge Justin Walker, a short-time judge who received a "not qualified" rating for the trial court last year from the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.
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