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Robert Wilkins Judge Robert Wilkins of the District of Columbia Circuit. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is widely described as the second most important in the country, just a few city blocks from the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. The federal appeals court, every now and then, is confused with the D.C. Court of Appeals, the highest local court in the District of Columbia.

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C. Ryan Barber

C. Ryan Barber, based in Washington, covers government affairs and regulatory compliance. Contact him at cbarber@alm.com. On Twitter: @cryanbarber

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