Category Archives: D.C. Circuit Review

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Fifth Circuit Edition

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Sept. 15, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

I love the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Many years ago I flew to Houston for a clerkship interview with Judge Jerry Smith. I had never been to Houston before; indeed, I may not have ever been to Texas before. When I arrived, I remember worrying about the humidity and the heat. […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Gone Fishin’

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Aug. 18, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

This is my last week of summer — next week, the 1Ls arrive. I would say my summer vacation is coming to an end but, in fact, it doesn’t feel like I’ve had a vacation at all. Instead, this summer has been full of long days and short nights. (Hopefully the result of all those […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: And One More

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Aug. 4, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

The D.C. Circuit just added another case to its opinion page.* As you may recall, in June the Court decided a case called Global Tel*Link v. FCC about phone rates for prisoners. This is what I wrote then: In Global Tel*Link, the Court addressed the FCC’s 2015 Order imposing a cap on rates for inmate […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: 417 Pages

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, July 28, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

417 pages. Four hundred seventeen pages. Cuatrocientos diecisiete páginas. Quadringentos annos pages. 417ページ.* The D.C. Circuit’s opinions this week come in at 417 pages. And these pages are not easy pages; we have high-level constitutional law, dense environmental law, a major circuit split about Medicare, a very important case about terrorism, and a sighting of […]