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How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Menu of this weekend’s coverage

    Menu of this weekend’s coverage
    Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead yesterday at a ranch in Texas, after apparently having died in his sleep. Here is a collection of our coverage: Tom Goldstein provides first reactions and explains what happens to this…
  • Feb 14

    Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford is the most likely nominee to replace Antonin Scalia

    Ninth Circuit Judge Paul Watford is the most likely nominee to replace Antonin Scalia
    In thinking about how to respond to the vacancy on the Supreme Court, the Administration has two priorities.  First, fill the Scalia seat by getting a nominee confirmed.  The stakes could not be higher:  the appointment could…
  • Feb 14

    President’s tributes to Justice Scalia

    President’s tributes to Justice Scalia
    Here is the text of President Barack Obama’s remarks on Saturday, as reported in The Washington Post: President Obama on Saturday, in Rancho Mirage, Calif., addressed the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Here is the full…
Rank this Week: 28

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    A statute says that you can impose a particular form of restitution "for felony violations of" Statute X.Defendant is convicted of violating Statute Y.  Some, but not all, activities that would violate Statute Y would also violate…
  • Feb 12

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    "Shannon was married to Donovan at the time of DJ's conception in 2010 and birth in 2011. In 2010, Shannon had an affair with David and informed him she was pregnant. David did not seek involvement in Shannon's pregnancy or DJ's rearing until…
  • Feb 10

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)
    Nothing from the Ninth Circuit or California Court of Appeal so far today.So let's go back a tiny bit and give a cheer for Justice Aronson.The first paragraph of this opinion makes crystal clear both what the case is about as well as what the…
Rank this Week: 160

Appellate Law & Practice

Appellate Law & Practice

Covers appellate law and advocacy.

http://appellate.typepad.com/appellate/
  • Dec 10

    Giving it up.

    Giving it up.
     I am going to be discontinuing my participation in this blog in the next week or so.  If you want someone to blame, blame 1) non-lawyers; 2) furries; and 3) the victims rights/tort reform industry. 
  • Dec 8

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client

    CA1: large law firm loses case on behalf of client
     US Securities & Exch v. Tambone, No. 07-1384. This is a close case. On the one hand, the government is bringing an enforcement action regarding misleading prospectuses to sell mutual funds. On the other hand, the defendants are represented…
  • Dec 8

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.

    CA1: It’s official. Everything is mail fraud.
    US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty…
Rank this Week: 208

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    4-day weekend + DJ article

    4-day weekend + DJ article
    It's a court holiday today [Lincoln's B-day] and Monday [President's Day] for state court employees, so that makes for a four-day weekend! (Sorry, Feds, but you only get Monday.) Billable hours for the rest of us. And for future calendaring,…
  • Feb 10

    Wham! Bang! Pow!

    Wham! Bang! Pow!
    A day in the life of the 2d District: It isn't all one amazingly fascinating legal question after another. Sometimes it's GIGO.2/2 awards appellate sanctions here:It is clear to us from the actions taken by appellant on appeal and from…
  • Feb 10

    "Call-in Lease" profiled in today's DJ

    "Call-in Lease" profiled in today's DJ
    Today's DJ profiles LASC judge Colin Leis, who's been on the LASC bench since Nov. 12, 2014. But before his appointment, he served at the 2d DCA for 20 years in divisions 8 and 5 (for Justices Rubin and Godoy Perez).
Rank this Week: 633

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Feb 11

    Death penalty unanimously affirmed

    Death penalty unanimously affirmed
    The Supreme Court today affirms the death penalty judgment in People v. Mendoza.  The court’s opinion, written by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, holds the trial court erred in allowing the defendant to be absent during part of…
  • Feb 10

    Summary of February 3, 2016 conference report for civil case

    Summary of February 3, 2016 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Feb 10

    March calendar: two cases added, one case continued

    March calendar: two cases added, one case continued
    The Supreme Court this morning posted a revised March calendar.  Continuing one case and adding two new cases (with the minimum amount of notice), there will now be five arguments next month instead of four. The day after first…
Rank this Week: 889

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Feb 3

    The twists and turns of precedent

    The twists and turns of precedent
    Lawyers, and especially appellate lawyers, talk about “precedent” all the time, but do we regularly consider the rationale behind the rules of precedent and stare decisis? Mary Whisner does. Whisner is a reference librarian at the…
  • Jan 13

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it

    “Petty Theft Auto” just doesn’t have the same ring to it
    Enthusiasts of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game might think that “petty theft auto” sounds rather wimpy, but to a felon car thief seeking a sentence reduction under Proposition 47, “petty theft…
  • Oct 26

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case

    To the Court of Appeal, there is no such thing as a “wrongly decided” Supreme Court case
    Last week, I wrote about Miranda v. Anderson Enterprises, Inc., case no. A140328 (1st Dist., Oct. 15, 2015), describing how the appellant there benefited from a Supreme Court decision (Iskanian) that came…
Rank this Week: 983

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Illinois Appellate Lawyer Blog

Covers the appellate record, constitutional analysis, jurisdiction, mootness, rehearings and the standard of review. By Steven R. Merican.

http://www.illinoisappellatelawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number

    Comcast Bungles Telephone Number
    If you called my office the last couple of days, you got a recorded message saying you reached a number that is no longer in service. That’s true — it is no longer in service. Temporarily anyway, until Comcast fixes a…
  • Aug 2

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson

    Curing Writer’s Block With Oscar Peterson
    Overwhelmed by the white screen? Let Oscar Peterson’s piano massage your creative synapses with this 1964 version of C Jam Blues. (Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums.) And remember this tried and true method to forge through…
  • Jul 31

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?

    #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
    Law should seek personal liberty. ABA asked: How would you #ChangeTheLawIn5Words?
Rank this Week: 995

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

South Carolina Appellate Law Blog

Follows the opinions of the South Carolina appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. By Womble Carlyle.

http://southcarolinaappellatelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Closing Out

    Closing Out
    Well, I have left private practice and have taken a job with the US Attorney's Office. In light of my career change, this blog is shutting down. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for the latest SC legal news. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 1

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???

    Constitutional issues with Clinton appointment???
    "No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during…
  • Nov 19

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe

    Billy Wilkins' return to the courtroom as a lawyer meets with succe
    From the Greenville News:William W. “Billy” Wilkins successfully argued against a motion in a shareholder suit against South Financial that asked for a temporary restraining order barring retirement payments to retired CEO Mack Whittle as…
Rank this Week: 1091

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 1112

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1195

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Canadian Appeals Monitor

Covers upcoming and decided appeals of interest to Canadian businesses and professions. By McCarthy Tétrault LLP

http://www.canadianappeals.com
  • Feb 5

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission

    The Long Arm of the B.C. Securities Commission
    By Patrick Williams In McCabe v. British Columbia (Securities Commission), 2016 BCCA 7, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld the ability of the B.C. Securities Commission (the “Commission”) to penalize a resident of British Columbia…
  • Feb 3

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action

    Ontario Court of Appeal Inspiring Consumer Misrepresentation Class Action
    By Laurie Baptiste The Ontario Court of Appeal is once again making headlines with the case of Ramdath v George Brown College, which has turned out to be a doubly significant case at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection…
  • Jan 27

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract

    The Ontario Court of Appeal Declines to Extend the Doctrine of Unconscionability into the Performance of Contract
    By Geoff R. Hall and Trevor Courtis In the 14 months since the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its landmark decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71 [1] the general organizing principle of good faith in contract law has been applied in a…
Rank this Week: 1325

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Texas Causes of Action Blawg

Features caselaw updates and cites on causes of actions and affirmative defenses culled from Texas appeals court opinions. By Wolfgang Demino.

http://causeofactionelements.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1379

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Features civil appellate practice tips, resources, and news. By D. Todd Smith.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?

    Are All JNOV Deadlines Created Equal?
    As a young attorney, others advised me that, barring conflicting Texas Supreme Court precedent, Texas intermediate-appellate court holdings constituted the law of Texas. Naturally, with 14 appellate districts covering the great expanse we…
  • Dec 15

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?

    What’s the Expiration Date on That Mandamus?
    It doesn’t come up very often. In fact, as I type this, a number of soon-to-be filers are frantically drafting their petitions, compiling their records, and perfecting their emergency motions in reaction to a recent ruling. Whether to…
  • Dec 7

    No More Telephone Briefing Extensions in the Fifth Circuit?

    No More Telephone Briefing Extensions in the Fifth Circuit?
    In this post from several years ago, I expressed how pleased I was with the informal procedure by which the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit accepted and granted routine briefing extension requests. At the time, the Court…
Rank this Week: 1542

Record on Appeal

Record on Appeal

Focuses on case law analysis, appellate events, and other topics in the area of appellate law. By Rebecca A. Copeland.

http://www.recordonappeal.com/
  • Feb 8

    January 2016 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up

    January 2016 Hawaii Appellate Statistic Round Up
    Once again we round up the stats for the Hawaii appellate courts for the previous month. In the month of January 2016, 78 decisions (in the form of opinions and orders) were issued by the courts down from 101 in December. The following is a…
  • Feb 7

    Deadline to Comment on HRAP 4 Change

    Deadline to Comment on HRAP 4 Change
    Tomorrow, February 8, 2016, is the deadline to submit comments on proposed changes to Rule 4 of the Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure. For example, one proposed amendment adds language clarifying when a notice of appeal must be filed after…
  • Jan 6

    HAWSCT to Hear First Case in Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Project

    HAWSCT to Hear First Case in Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Project
    The Hawaii Supreme Court will hear its first case tomorrow, January 7, 2016, as part of the Appellate Pro Bono Pilot Project. The Court approved the pilot project on August 7, 2015. The project is a partnership between the Hawaii State Bar…
Rank this Week: 1569

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By Kaiser, LeGrand & Dillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1721

California Appellate Law Blog

California Appellate Law Blog

News and insight about appellate law. By Archer Norris, a professional law corporation.

http://www.caappellatelaw.com/
  • Feb 11

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute

    High Court Reviews Protected Activity Under SLAPP Statute
    In yet another installment of the gravamen of the complaint conundrum, the California Supreme Court is currently reviewing Park v. Board of Trustees of California State University (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 1258. The issue is whether the…
  • Feb 3

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action

    SLAPP Statute and the Mixed Cause of Action
    The California Supreme Court is reviewing the mixed cause of action conundrum in Baral v. Schnitt (2015) 233 Cal.App.4th 1423. According to the Court’s docket, the issue is whether the SLAPP statute, Code of Civil…
  • Nov 30

    Arbitration Limitation

    Arbitration Limitation
    A recent California Court of Appeal decision, Singerlewak LLP v. Gantman (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 610, illustrates the typically limited scope of judicial review in binding arbitration cases. Published appellate decisions…
Rank this Week: 2057

Arkansas Appeal

Arkansas Appeal

Covers significant developments in appellate practice in Arkansas and decisions from Arkansas’s Appellate Courts. By Tasha C. Taylor.

http://arkansasappeals.com/
  • Feb 1

    Timeline of an Arkansas Civil Appeal

    Timeline of an Arkansas Civil Appeal
    Introducing the new Timeline of an Arkansas Civil Appeal infographic, brought to you by Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A.  If you would like to receive a copy of our custom timeline card for your office, just send us an email…
  • Jan 19

    In Memory of Chief Justice Hannah

    In Memory of Chief Justice Hannah
    The Arkansas Supreme Court issued a per curiam last week entitled In Memory of Chief Justice James R. Hannah, in which the Court recognized Justice Hannah’s 37 years of service to the Arkansas Judiciary. I had the privilege and…
  • Dec 21

    2016 Arkansas Supreme Court & Arkansas Court of Appeals Election Roundup

    2016 Arkansas Supreme Court & Arkansas Court of Appeals Election Roundup
    The party primary and judicial general election will be held in Arkansas this year on March 1, 2016.  The judicial general election includes four contested races for seats on Arkansas’s appellate courts (two in each court).…
Rank this Week: 2101

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

Covers appellate issues, trial consultations and evaluating appeals. By Sedgwick LLP.

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
Rank this Week: 2288

New York Appellate Law Blog

New York Appellate Law Blog

Covers significant tort and insurance coverage decisions in New York's Appellate Courts, cases which have been granted leave to appeal to the New York Court of Appeals, and other practice tips or information regarding appeals to New York's Appellate Courts. By Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP.

http://mlnappeals.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2483

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 2530

An Appeal to Reason

An Appeal to Reason

Provides information and advice to trial attorneys from an appellate attorney. By Donna Bader.

http://www.anappealtoreason.com/
  • Aug 26

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.

    Alzheimer Patient and her Husband are not liable for injuries inflicted on an in-home health care worker.
    In Gregory v. Cott, 2014 WL 3805478, the California Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and their families are liable for the injuries they inflict on in-home health care…
  • Aug 12

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?

    What is an arguable issue on appeal?
     In People v. Hernandez (2014) ___, Cal.App.4th ___, Justice Rylaarsdam wrote the opinion in a criminal appeal in which the Court previously appointed counsel to represent the defendant.  The attorney filed…
  • Jul 31

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice

    We may have a new California Supreme Court Justice
    Governor Jerry Brown nominated a new Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter, who was one of the Court’s most conservative members.  The nominee is Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, a Mexican-born Stanford Law…
Rank this Week: 2553

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2620

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
Rank this Week: 2803

Florida Appellate Review

Florida Appellate Review

Features news and analysis of Florida Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions and developments. By Dan Bushell.

http://www.floridaappellatereview.com/
  • Dec 4

    Florida's Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional

    Florida's Ban on Credit Card Surcharges Declared Unconstitutional
    You may have gone to pay for a purchase and been told by the store owner that there was an extra charge to pay by credit card. And you've undoubtedly gone to a gas station with two sets of prices: lower prices for cash and higher prices for…
  • Sep 18

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Part 2 -- Unique Issue

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Part 2 -- Unique Issue
    Continuing from my last post, this post (also excerpted/adapted from my CLE presentation o the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section) outlines some unique legal issues that arise in foreclosure appeals.   Attorney’s…
  • Sep 16

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Unique Issues and Broader Impact

    Foreclosure Appeals -- Unique Issues and Broader Impact
    [The following is excerpted/adapted from a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation I gave earlier this year for the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section's Monthly CLE Teleconference. Because the lecture was too long for one post, I'm…
Rank this Week: 3233

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.Covers appellate practice in South Carolina. By Christian Stegmaier.

http://southcarolinaappellatelawyer.wordpress.com
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter

    Supreme Court Replaces Form 4 with new Form 4C in Civil Trial Matter
    On September 22, the Supreme Court issued an administrative order, which replaces the current Form 4 used for judgments/dispositions in civil matters in the Circuit Court with Form 4C.  The new Form 4C, which can be found here at…
  • Oct 1

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer

    Re-Rolling Out South Carolina Appellate Lawyer
    I’ve spent the day re-reading the Advance Sheets from the last several months. While reviewing the recent decisions of our Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, I thought about South Carolina Appellate Lawyer and regretted that I had let it…
Rank this Week: 3277

South Carolina Appeals - Tips and…

South Carolina Appeals - Tips and News

Covers South Carolina state appellate practice and noteworthy SC decisions. By the Law Offices of Robert Hill.

http://www.attorneyroberthill-blog.com/
  • Jul 6

    SC Workers’ Comp Panel Can Rehear its Decision

    SC Workers’ Comp Panel Can Rehear its Decision
    Parties may petition the Appellate Panel of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to rehear its decisions. The case is Rhame v. Charleston County School Dist., Op. No. 27516 (S.C. Sup.Ct. April 22, 2015). In Rhame, the…
  • Jun 29

    When is a South Carolina Appeal Filed?

    When is a South Carolina Appeal Filed?
    When is a South Carolina appeal filed? Is it when the notice of appeal is sent, received, or something in between? For appeals to the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the notice of appeal is filed when it is dropped in…
  • Mar 30

    Get Ground for Appeal in the Record

    Get Ground for Appeal in the Record
    The South Carolina Court of Appeals recently agreed with me that a record on appeal was insufficient for the Court to tell whether an issue argued on appeal was preserved. The case is 21st Mortgage Corp. v. Youmans, Op. No. 2015-UP-112…
Rank this Week: 3325

On The Docket

On The Docket

Covers appellate litigation in the Carolinas and beyond. By Nexsen Pruet.

http://www.nexsenpruetonthedocket.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.

    Error Preservation in South Carolina: Beware the "Two Issue" Rule.
    By Kirsten E. SmallBecause I am an appellate lawyer, error preservation is the bane of my existence. I don't care if the trial judge excluded your evidence, kicked a puppy, or made the jury deliberate through the Clemson-Carolina game. If you…
  • Sep 19

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"

    The Appellate Code: The Many Meanings of "Per Curiam"
    By Kirsten E. SmallWe all know that “per curiam” means “by the court.” But, to echo a 1960s hippie-type, what does “per curiam” really mean, man? What message, if any, is an appellate court conveying by issuing an opinion “per…
  • Sep 12

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker

    New Fourth Circuit Nominee Stephanie Thacker
    By Kirsten E. SmallJust in time for "On the Docket" to return from its summer hiatus ("hiatus" sounds so much more deliberate than "holy cow, I've been busy lately," doesn't it?), President Obama has officially announced a new pick for the…
Rank this Week: 3661

Washington State Appellate…

Washington State Appellate Practice Blog

Covers local and national appellate law practice. By Jason W. Anderson.

http://www.waappellatelaw.com/
  • Apr 11

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Parties are motivated to appeal for various reasons, often a combination of personal and financial considerations depending on the nature of the dispute. The decision whether to appeal should also take into account the likelihood of success…
  • Sep 25

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive

    An Example of How Exaggeration and Hyperbole Can Be Counterproductive
    A good appellate advocate knows that understatement is generally more effective than exaggeration or hyperbole.  This proved true in a recent appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  In this case,…
  • Nov 28

    Should You Appeal?

    Should You Appeal?
    Litigants are motivated to appeal for various reasons.  These may include financial considerations, a belief that the judge was biased or that trial counsel mishandled the case, a belief that justice has not been done, or simply a desire…
Rank this Week: 3794

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

Covers appellate opinions and practice in Florida and elsewhere. By Jennifer R. Dixon.

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • Jan 12

    SCOTUS Voids Florida’s Death Penalty

    SCOTUS Voids Florida’s Death Penalty
    Breaking News:  In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States finds that Florida’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution in that it takes power that should belong to juries and vests it in trial…
  • Oct 27

    Florida’s Highest Court Refuses Webster’s Request for “Seat at the Table”

    Florida’s Highest Court Refuses Webster’s Request for “Seat at the Table”
    Today, the Supreme Court of Florida entered an order denying U.S. Senator, Daniel Webster’s request to intervene in the widely-reported Florida redistricting case, League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc., et al. v. Detzer, Case No.…
  • Jun 16

    Economic Development in the Sunshine?

    Economic Development in the Sunshine?
    The Fifth District Court of Appeal heard oral argument today on the issue of whether the records of the Economic Development Commission of Brevard County are subject to public inspection.  The lower court ruled that such…
Rank this Week: 3799

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender

    Supreme Court Removes Judge from Bench for Physical Altercation with Public Defender
    Jacek Stramski | On December 17, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court rejected the Judicial Qualifications Commission’s (JQC) recommendation that Judge John Murphy of Brevard County be suspended, and instead held that he “surrendered…
  • Nov 5

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt

    Failure to Appear is not Direct Criminal Contempt
    Jacek Stramski | On November 5, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in State v. Diaz de la Portilla (SC14-1625) and clarified that failure to appear at a scheduled hearing when required to do so by a court can
  • Apr 6

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create

    Impairment of Contracts, Hospital Districts, and the Foundations They Create
    Regina Keenan | On November 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in Citrus County Hospital Board v. Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. (SC13-411) affirming Citrus Memorial Health Foundation, Inc. v. Citrus County…
Rank this Week: 3852

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 4187

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Appellate Advocacy Blog

Edited by David R. Cleveland, Kendall D. Isaac, Tonya Kowalski, Elizabeth Berenguer Megale and Randall L. Hodgkinson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/appellate_advocacy/
  • Jan 5

    Who Really Created The Bluebook?

    Who Really Created The Bluebook?
    Last month Adam Liptak had an interesting article on a forthcoming article questioning the established wisdom that the Harvard Law Review created The Bluebook. According to Liptak, the conventional account of The Bluebook's origins comes from…
  • Nov 10

    Advice on Writing Briefs from Judges Kozinski and Kopf

    Advice on Writing Briefs from Judges Kozinski and Kopf
    In a recent episode of the Legal Talk Network podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi interviewed Judge Alex Kozinski from the United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit and Judge Richard Kopf from...
  • Oct 31

    The Importance of Following the Rule

    The Importance of Following the Rule
    I am constantly stressing to my appellate advocacy students the importance of not just excellent substance in their briefs, but also the importance of complying with the court’s technical rules. There is nothing more frustrating as a legal…
Rank this Week: 4372

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • May 29

    I rarely agree with this author…but I agree with the attached sentiments that he now expresses…

    I rarely agree with this author…but I agree with the attached sentiments that he now expresses…
    Illinois judges: ‘merit selection’ vs. merits of election process By Dick Devine Dick Devine is a partner at Meckler, Bulger, Tilson and Pearson LLP. He served as the state’s attorney of Cook County from 1996 to 2008. I…
  • Mar 24

    In a followup, I guess we should not be surprised by…

    In a followup, I guess we should not be surprised by…
    http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2015/03/23/activists-question-chicago-police-use-of-cell.html
  • Mar 18

    We would like to but we can’t tell you….

    We would like to but we can’t tell you….
    According to a recent report, Law Enforcement across the country are seeking funds for a super-secret device created by the Harris Corporation that can track cell phones, emails, and other data by acting like a cell phone tower and is small…
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Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Mother who didn’t get 14-day notice granted new termination hearing

    Mother who didn’t get 14-day notice granted new termination hearing
    A recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling in a child-protection case is a reminder of just how important it is for parties, agencies, and the trial courts to be diligent about locating parents, so they are notified of their hearing…
  • Feb 8

    MSC: Not presenting expert testimony equals ineffective assistance of counsel

    MSC: Not presenting expert testimony equals ineffective assistance of counsel
    The Michigan Supreme Court’s decision in People v Ackley shows just how crucial it is for defense lawyers to adequately investigate their client’s case and make good use of expert witnesses.Otherwise, defense attorneys risk an…
  • Nov 20

    Court of Appeals holds that equitable parent doctrine may be asserted by married same-sex spouse

    Court of Appeals holds that equitable parent doctrine may be asserted by married same-sex spouse
    The Court of Appeals issued a published decision in Stankevich v Milliron (Docket No. 310710), holding that, after the United States Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v Hodges, ___ US ___; 135 S Ct 2584; 192 L Ed 2d 609 (2015), same-sex…
Rank this Week: 4575

Prove My Florida Case

Prove My Florida Case

Covers Florida appellate, evidentiary, and trial perspectives and issues. By David M. Adelstein.

http://www.provemyfloridacase.com
Rank this Week: 4560

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
  • Feb 12

    Pa. Supreme Court to Address IRE Issue

    Pa. Supreme Court to Address IRE Issue
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on February 3, 2016 agreed to decide an important issue concerning Impairment Rating Evaluations under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. In Duffey v. WCAB (Trola-Dyne, Inc.), the Court will…
  • Sep 21

    Commonwealth Court Declares Current IRE Process Unconstitutional in Workers’ Compensation Case

    Commonwealth Court Declares Current IRE Process Unconstitutional in Workers’ Compensation Case
    September 18, 2015 — In Protz v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Derry Area School District), No. 1024 C.D. 2014 (Pa.Cmwlth., September 18, 2015), a divided en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court ruled that the use of…
  • Aug 11

    Webinar – Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorney

    Webinar – Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorney
    Next Tuesday, August 18th, at 12 noon, I will present a webinar, Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorneys, based on my ethics book of the same title. The program will address: General Legal Principles…
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Georgia Appeals Blog

Georgia Appeals Blog

Comments on new cases and appellate procedure in Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit. By Andy Clark.

http://andyclarklaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 29

    Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Braves Stadium Bond

    Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Braves Stadium Bond
    The Georgia Supreme Court this morning issued its decision rejecting a challenge to the validation of the bonds financing the Braves’ new Cobb County stadium, SunTrust Park. My earlier post about the case is here. The Court’s…
  • May 2

    “The General Grounds” for a New Trial in Georgia

    “The General Grounds” for a New Trial in Georgia
    Under Georgia law, a trial judge may grant a new trial when the verdict is “contrary to evidence and the principles of justice and equity,” OCGA § 5-5-20, or “decidedly and strongly against the weight of the…
  • Mar 1

    Georgia General Assembly Considering New Rules for Judicial Expressions of Opinion

    Georgia General Assembly Considering New Rules for Judicial Expressions of Opinion
    Back in December I wrote about possible changes to Georgia’s “super-plain error” rule, OCGA § 17-8-57. Bills to amend OCGA § 17-8-57 have now been introduced in the House (HB 196) and the Senate (SB 99).…
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Smythe PC Blog

Smythe PC Blog

Covers appellate law.

http://appeals.me/smythe-pc/
Rank this Week: 4842