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  •  Nitpick: Not the "DC Court of Appeals" (1+ / 0-)
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    WheninRome

    The court you are talking about is the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (or DC Circuit).  It is an Article III federal court.

    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals (or DC Court of Appeals) is an Article I court that serves as the highest local court for the District of Columbia.  It's the DC Supreme Court, if you will.  

    It's easy to confuse the two, since they are located only about a block away from each other, and because of the District's peculiar status, the president appoints the judges on both courts.  DC Circuit nominations are heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee, while nominations to the DC Court of Appeals are heard by the Senate committee that deals with government organization.

    This now ends my little bit of DC judicial pedantry.  :-)

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 12:11:30 AM PDT

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