Category Archives: D.C. Circuit Review

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: [Under Seal]

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, May 11, 2018@Aaron_L_Nielson

For two days this week, there was a mystery in the D.C. Circuit: Why did the Court rule against “James Mattis, in his official capacity as Secretary of Defense” in Doe v. Mattis? As you probably already know, the case is about the government’s authority to transfer a U.S. citizen — also a citizen of […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: “Why Congress Matters: The Collective Congress in the Structural Constitution”

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Apr. 20, 2018@Aaron_L_Nielson

Scholarship takes a hit when the flurry that is the end of the second semester arrives. It takes time to write exams; host review sessions; meet with nervous students; and sometimes even reach out to potential employers about students who are still looking for summer slots. Hence, when April comes around, I’ve learned that for […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Hello Again, Browning-Ferris

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Apr. 13, 2018@Aaron_L_Nielson

Warning: Unless you enjoy reading docket entries, this is not an especially exciting post. A few months ago I authored a post called “Bye-Bye, Browning-Ferris.” There, I addressed the NLRB’s decision to overrule Browning-Ferris, a precedent which had “made it easier for unions to go after franchisees and contractors. Before Browning-Ferris, companies were ‘joint employers’ […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Trivia Day

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Apr. 6, 2018@Aaron_L_Nielson

There are many talented people in this world. Some people can sing; others can dance; others still can pole vault, run regressions, mimic bird calls, entertain large crowds with wit and charm, or even switch hit. Alas, I can do none of those things. Instead, I have only two real skills: I can (1) sleep […]

D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: Underdogs

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Mar. 30, 2018@Aaron_L_Nielson

It’s hard to be a parent. Kids these days, after all, confront an avalanche of messages. How are they supposed to process a world where so much is happening so quickly? Plus media is no help. Even child-friendly content can be surreal. And don’t get me started on today’s music! “Rolly, Rolly, Rolly,” indeed. Sometimes, […]