Tag Archives: D.C. Circuit

Circuits and Judges Weigh In On Proposed Reduction In Appellate Brief Word Count Limit

We’ve posted previously about the proposal to reduce the word limit for federal appellate briefs from 14,000 to 12,500 words, explaining that the reduced limit would probably not be a problem in most cases, but might pose a formidable obstacle to more complex or record-intensive appeals.  Now, data from the Eighth Circuit indicates that, even … Continue Reading

Will D.C. Circuit Follow Sixth Circuit Approach To Standing In Latest Challenge to Health Care Statute?

Last Friday, the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments in yet another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the mandate requiring individuals to purchase health insurance under the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148.  See Seven-Sky v. Holder (D.C. Circuit, Case No. 11-5047).  This is the fourth challenge to the individual mandate … Continue Reading