D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed: No Opinions This Week … Again

by Aaron Nielson — Friday, Nov. 23, 2018@Aaron_L_Nielson

In November 2017, the D.C. Circuit decided a fair number of cases.* Here is a list of the Court’s published opinions:

If we go back to November 2016, we see a similar output:

November 2015 was a bit more quiet, but still, the Court reached double digits:

Why this focus on past years? Because my friends at D.C. Circuit Breaker ask an interesting question:

Here is the D.C. Circuit’s output in November 2018:

My prediction? Next week we will have a lot of opinions.

Until then, however, here is a link to get you into the holiday spirit. And if you need a dose of legal analysis, here is an interesting denial of mandamus that I missed last week. Enjoy!


* Well, a “fair number” by D.C. Circuit standards. By contrast, here is the Fifth Circuit’s November 2017 output … and this isn’t including 177 unpublished opinions!


D.C. Circuit Review – Reviewed is designed to help you keep track of the nation’s “second most important court” in just five minutes a week.

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About Aaron Nielson

Professor Nielson is an associate professor at Brigham Young University Law School. Before joining the academy, Professor Nielson was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP (where he remains of counsel). He also has served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Judge Jerry E. Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. All views expressed are the author's alone. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_L_Nielson.

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