Somewhat surprisingly for the last week in April, the D.C. Circuit issued no opinions this week. April usually sees the numbers of decisions ramp up as the court moves into the last month of argument (May) and towards the goal of wrapping up the term’s cases over the summer. Only 7 decisions were handed down this month (compared to, by my count, 19-22 decisions in each of the past few Aprils). So May will probably be especially busy. But for now, there’s nothing to report.
Of course, here at D.C. Circuit Review–Reviewed, we believe that each week must have at least some news relevant to the Court. This week, the Senate was happy to oblige, holding a hearing on Judge Michelle Childs’ nomination to the D.C. Circuit. (She currently serves as U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina). By most accounts, Judge Childs received a positive reception and bipartisan support during the hearing, so watch this space for more news regarding her nomination!