Happy Friday from Avalon and Brad, and welcome to another roundup of the week’s news about the judiciary. Brad got a tip about a new hire at the DC Circuit: an ASL translator. He spoke with Circuit Judge Wilkins about their incoming clerk and the importance of diversifying the clerk’s office. Plus, Avalon takes a look at a Fourth Circuit decision that highlighted a long-standing debate over the use of outside research in judicial opinions. 

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Circuit Judge Seeks ASL Translator

Judge Robert Wilkins, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM