Banner Day on the D.C. Circuit

Barring unusual circumstances, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit only releases opinions on Tuesdays and Fridays. Even with this limited release schedule, there are rarely more than a few opinions issued on a single day. I expressed surprise when the D.C. Circuit released ten opinions on a single day in July. Today, however, the court released eleven, one of which was an amended opinion accompanying a denial of a petition for rehearing. Some of the cases are interesting, including the appeal of contempt findings against federal attorneys who handled the Senator Stevens prosecution, a partially successful challenge to the EPA’s NESHAP standards for cement kilns, a dispute between the SEC and Williams & Connolly, and a decision dismissing a challenge to a Clean Water Act jurisdictional determination due to a lack of standing.