D.C. Circuit Court

433 ABA Journal D.C. Circuit Court articles.

‘I am not the president’s lawyer’: Garland says he wouldn’t be swayed by politics as attorney general
Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit pledged Monday to remain independent and restore integrity to the U.S. Department of Justice if he is confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general.
This judge is getting mentioned as Merrick Garland’s likely replacement, possible future SCOTUS nominee
U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of Washington, D.C., is a leading contender to replace Judge Merrick Garland and a possible future nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Washington Post commentary.
Afternoon Briefs: Appeals court vacates ‘dirty power’ rule; court employee accused of online threats

DC Circuit Court vacates ‘dirty power’ rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit effectively ended the Trump administration’s plan to weaken climate change policies Tuesday…

Courts discuss security after warning of potential protest threats
Courts across the country are discussing security after a news report said pro-Trump groups were considering storming courthouses.
Judge Merrick Garland is Biden’s pick for attorney general; rule of law ‘is not just some lawyer’s turn of phrase’
Updated: President-elect Joe Biden has picked Judge Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general.
Federal appeals court reinstates execution date for only woman on death row

The execution date for the only woman on federal death row has been reinstated by a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The panel held that the court erred when it vacated the date for Lisa Montgomery.

Supreme Court will decide legality of work requirements for Medicaid recipients
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lawfully authorized Arkansas and New Hampshire to test work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
US can kill its own citizens without review when state secrets are involved, DOJ lawyer argues
A U.S. Department of Justice lawyer argued Monday that the United States can kill its own citizens without judicial review when litigation would reveal state secrets.
Afternoon Briefs: Weil Gotshal special bonuses tied to hours; Trump sued by his niece

Weil Gotshal bonuses could reach $50K for top billers

Weil Gotshal & Manges is breaking from the ranks by tying special bonuses to hours worked and raising the top amount…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday from complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas, the Supreme Court has announced. NPR reports that she dictated to her granddaughter Clara Spera this message: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
Bid to dismiss Flynn charges appears to be a ‘corrupt and politically motivated favor,’ report says
The U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to dismiss charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser appears to be a “corrupt and politically motivated favor,” according to a report by a former judge tasked with opposing the government request.
Federal judicial nominee lacks enough experience, ABA says in letter explaining ‘not qualified’ rating
The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has given a “not qualified” rating to Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Additions to Trump’s SCOTUS short list include 3 GOP senators, 2 judges rated ‘not qualified’
Three Republican senators are among 20 lawyers added to President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court short list, which was released Wednesday.
State bar takes ‘medieval approach to mental health,’ says Trump-appointed judge
A federal judge has chastised the Kentucky “Bar Bureaucracy” for its treatment of a bar applicant diagnosed with bipolar disorder, even as he tossed her lawsuit alleging violations of disability law and the equal protection clause.
Congress can’t sue to enforce subpoena for former White House counsel’s testimony, DC Circuit rules
A federal appeals court has ruled that the House Judiciary Committee has no basis to sue for enforcement of a subpoena against former White House counsel Don McGahn.

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