Hi, and welcome back to Bench Report, the weekly newsletter keeping you up to date on the latest news and trends affecting the judicial branch. First up, some intros from us: Avalon Zoppo and Brad Kutner.

Avalon Zoppo: Hi, I am the appellate court reporter for Law.com based in Boston. Before I started covering the federal appeals courts, I wrote about courts and crime in New Jersey for the Star-Ledger. You can follow me on Twitter here and contact me by email at [email protected].