Six new cases from the federal circuits this week. My favorite - a subjective measure, I know - is United States v. Ramirez. Any time a court, even the Ninth Circuit, vacates a drug conspiracy conviction for insufficient...more
There are a handful of resentencing remands in the federal courts last week.
Perhaps most interesting is United States v. Francois, remanding because the sentence imposed exceeded the statutory maximum. One doesn't see...more
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has amended its Fee Schedule, effective May 1, 2013. The change is being made to implement a new $50 administrative fee when filing a civil action, suit or proceeding....more
Patricia E. Campbell-Smith and Elaine D. Kaplan were nominated on March 19, 2013 to serve on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by President Obama. ...more
Unique among federal courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims has jurisdiction to render findings of fact and conclusions of law on individual claims brought before Congress. The process by which one house of Congress by...more