Circuit Splits

ccsplits1There’s a circuit split over collecting legal fees in social-security-benefits cases. I didn’t know that. See here at pp. 2-3.

There’s also a split over what “order” means under section 401(b) of the FCA. See here at pp. 12-13.

There’s a split over whether a district court must make factual findings at Batson‘s third step. See here at p. 20.

There’s a split over the proper standard of review for appellate courts in FOIA cases. See here at pp. 14-16.

And the First Circuit has provided a long discussion of (and taken a side in) the split over the “reasonableness” of detaining aliens during removal proceedings. See here at pp. 12-23.