Category Archives: D.C. Circuit Review

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 […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Epigraphs

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, July 21, 2017@Aaron_L_Nielson

Judge Henderson of late has been adding epigraphs to her opinions. Last week she did it in Maze v. IRS: “No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” And this week she did it in Bellagio, LLC v. NLRB: In Vegas, everybody’s gotta watch everybody else. Since the players […]