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479 ABA Journal D.C. Circuit Court articles.

Federal appeals court makes it easier to assert job bias claims over job transfer requests

An en banc federal appeals court on Friday lowered the bar for workplace discrimination claims based on job transfers that are forced or rejected.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS approval rating plummets; Trumps lose deposition appeal

SCOTUS approval rating drops 10 percentage points

Only 44% of the public approves of the way that the U.S. Supreme Court is handling its job, according to a Marquette University…

Federal court will investigate leak of survey describing alleged bias and bullying by judges

The federal court in Washington, D.C., will investigate the leak of a confidential workplace survey that revealed allegations of bullying and discrimination by some trial-level and appeals judges.

This federal appeals judge has hired only male law clerks, with one exception, since 1990, survey finds

Federal trial-level and appeals judges in Washington, D.C., are required to attend workplace training this month, after a confidential survey revealed allegations of bullying and discrimination by some judges.

With 53-47 confirmation vote, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will become first Black woman on Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate voted 53-47 on Thursday to confirm U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson will become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court and the only justice with experience as a public defender. Jackson will replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer, for whom she once worked for as a law clerk.

Jackson showed no signs of bias in criminal cases, ABA evaluators tell senators; uniform high praise compelled top rating

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary gave U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson its “well qualified” rating after receiving consistent praise from those who knew her and reviewed her writing, committee representatives told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Federal appeals judge advises colleagues to think carefully before hiring Yale Law School protesters

A federal appeals judge has posted a message to a group email list for all federal judges that expresses his dim view of noisy Yale Law School students who opposed a conservative speaker at an event by the Federalist Society.

What is Jackson’s record on reproductive rights? Anti-abortion groups oppose her Supreme Court nomination

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has a scant record on abortion, but that hasn’t stopped groups supporting and opposing abortion rights from weighing in.

DC Circuit revives 2 suits seeking tuition and fee cuts because of remote learning

A federal appeals court ruled 2-0 Tuesday that students at two universities can pursue lawsuits seeking tuition reductions and fee refunds because of the switch to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

US can’t use health law to expel migrants to areas where they face persecution or torture, DC Circuit says

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Biden administration can’t use a public health law to immediately expel migrants to countries where they could face persecution or torture.

Weekly Briefs: ABA will ‘work expeditiously’ to rate SCOTUS nominee; parents of accused school shooter will stand trial

ABA president vows expeditious but through evaluation of SCOTUS nominee

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary will “work expeditiously” to evaluate U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji…

Biden nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Supreme Court

Updated: U.S. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has been nominated to replace Justice Stephen G. Breyer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Op-ed shoots down criticism of SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson for ruling against class of Black workers

Updated: A Harvard Law School professor and a former federal appeals judge are pushing back against criticism of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson for a ruling that she made in a lawsuit by a group of Black workers suing Lockheed Martin, a security and aerospace company, for alleged discrimination.

SCOTUS won’t review Trump’s bid to block release of documents to Jan. 6 House committee

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear former President Donald Trump’s bid to keep presidential records from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot.

Should reversal rates for potential SCOTUS nominees matter? They are relatively low for these judges

Reversal rates could become an issue in U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings, but they should be taken with a grain of salt.

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