Category Archives: D.C. Circuit Review

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Postscript

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, May 5, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

This has been a surprisingly quiet week in the D.C. Circuit: Only one new case — and it is not especially noteworthy. Yet the D.C. Circuit’s term is winding down and there are still many cases to decide. I expected more opinions. (On the other hand, for what it is worth, last year, the first […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: A Collegial-ish Court

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Apr. 28, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

Last September I suggested that those trying to predict the Clean Power Plan outcome by looking at the judges and “counting ‘R’s and ‘D’s” may be in for a surprise. The D.C. Circuit, after all, is serious about its craft and the idea that cases can be predicted this way is — in the words […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Knowing is Half the Battle

by Aaron Nielson — Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

Apologies — this will have to be a quick post. I’m traveling.* On Friday, April 21, the D.C. Circuit issued two opinions about the power of knowledge. The government lost both cases — one in which it sought information and the other in which someone else sought information from it. In CFPB v. Accrediting Council […]