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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: S. S. v. Colorado River Indian Tribes 17-95 Issues: (1) Whether the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. §§ 1912(d) and 1912(f), applies in a private severance action initiated by one birth…
  • Aug 16

    Symposium: In sports-betting case, the Supreme Court should bet on federalism

    Symposium: In sports-betting case, the Supreme Court should bet on federalism
    Jonathan Wood is an attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation, an adjunct fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center, and a blogger for libertarianenvironmentalism.com. He represents a coalition of libertarian-leaning groups as amici…
  • Aug 16

    Symposium: Congress’ bet against equal sovereignty

    Symposium: Congress’ bet against equal sovereignty
    Zachary S. Price is an associate professor at UC Hastings College of the Law. Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association presents the question whether the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act impermissibly…
Rank this Week: 10

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Aug 16

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    This introductory paragraph really gets to the heart of the matter:"Plaintiff Dennis Ponte is asking defendant County of Calaveras (County) to pay him over $150,000 to reimburse him for work purportedly performed on the County’s behalf…
  • Aug 14

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)
    I just knew that when this opinion mentioned that it involved a 12-year old child babysitting his 4-year old cousin that we'd be talking about something bad.Admittedly, I didn't know that it'd be this bad.  For example, that we'd be…
  • Aug 10

    Curci Investments v. Baldwin (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 10, 2017)

    Curci Investments v. Baldwin (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 10, 2017)
    "Reverse veil piercing".  Super cool.And allowed in California in an appropriate case.Including, potentially, this one.
Rank this Week: 90

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: 229

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/
  • Aug 16

    5th DCA wins 2 grants!

    5th DCA wins 2 grants!
    JUDICIAL COUNCIL AWARDS GRANTS TO COURT OF APPEAL, FIFTH APPELLATE DISTRICTIn July 2017, the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District in Fresno, California signed contracts with the Judicial Council of California in which funding for the…
  • Aug 16

    4/1 wins grant!

    4/1 wins grant!
    JUDICIAL COUNCIL AWARDS GRANT FUNDING TO COURT OF APPEAL, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONEIn July 2017, the Courts of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division One in San Diego and the Fifth Appellate District in Fresno…
  • Aug 16

    "ABA Slams Efforts To Break Up 9th Circ."

    "ABA Slams Efforts To Break Up 9th Circ."
    Law360 reports here that "The American Bar Association House of Delegates, convened for the group's annual meeting in New York, voted Monday to formally oppose recent federal legislation aimed at breaking up the Ninth Circuit."In a voice vote…
Rank this Week: 273

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
Rank this Week: 405

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: 373

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/
  • Aug 16

    Opinion filing tomorrow about assaults on harbor patrol officer

    Opinion filing tomorrow about assaults on harbor patrol officer
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Pennington, which was argued on the late-May calendar.  (Briefs here; oral argument video here.) In Pennington, the court will decide whether the People proved that…
  • Aug 16

    Ninth Circuit sends employment law case to Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit sends employment law case to Supreme Court
    The Ninth Circuit today asks the California Supreme Court to answer a question that it says is one “of extreme importance to numerous employees and employers in California” and that has “no clear answer” under…
  • Aug 14

    Summary of August 9, 2017 conference report for civil case

    Summary of August 9, 2017 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 August 9, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2)…
Rank this Week: 417

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

The Federal Criminal Appeals Blog

Covers federal appellate opinions from criminal cases where the defense won. By KaiserDillon PLLC.

http://www.federalcriminalappealsblog.com/
Rank this Week: 492

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/
  • Aug 15

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Poetry

    #TwitterTuesday--Legal Poetry
    Sometimes Twitter can provide you with a great grammar or appellate advocacy tip. Sometimes it can make you smile. And sometimes it can do both. For #TwitterTuesday this week we are following @RuleHaiku. Rule Haiku converts the Federal Rules…
  • Aug 14

    Supreme Court to Require E-Filing

    Supreme Court to Require E-Filing
    The Supreme Court recently announced that on November 13, 2017, its electronic filing system will be up and running. Thankfully, the Court’s program will not be part of the PACER system. Rather, according to the National Journal, the…
  • Aug 8

    #TwitterTuesday--Law School Legal Writing Department

    #TwitterTuesday--Law School Legal Writing Department
    When it comes to appellate writing, you can find some great tips from some of the nation's leading legal writing scholars by following the Twitter accounts of law school legal writing departments. Here are a few accounts to follow:…
Rank this Week: 637

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: 609

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,…
  • Dec 2

    Seventh Circuit: Ostrich "Not a Proper Model for an Appellate Advocate"

    Seventh Circuit: Ostrich "Not a Proper Model for an Appellate Advocate"
    A recent opinion by Judge Posner for the Seventh Circuit includes the following text (complete with photos!):
Rank this Week: 619

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/
  • Jul 28

    Foreclosure: Accrual of right to foreclose and applicable statute of limitation

    Foreclosure: Accrual of right to foreclose and applicable statute of limitation
    DOES DEFAULT TRIGGER THE RUNNING OF LIMITATIONS PERIOD? "Under Texas law, a secured lender must foreclose on its `real property lien not later than four years after . . . the cause of action accrues.'" Rivera, 607 F. Appx. at…
  • May 19

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa

    Wrongful foreclosure claim in Texa
    ELEMENTS OF CAUSE OF ACTION FOR WRONGFUL FORECLOSURE  The elements of a wrongful foreclosure claim are: (1) a defect in the foreclosure sale proceedings; (2) an inadequate selling price; and (3) a causal connection between the defect and…
  • Mar 2

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa

    Elements of tortious interference claim in Texa
    The elements of tortious interference with an existing contract are: (1) the existence of a contract subject to interference; (2) the occurrence of an act of interference that was willful and intentional; (3) the act was a proximate cause of…
Rank this Week: 873

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/
Rank this Week: 811

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Properly Pleading Attorneys’ Fees in Suits Against Partnerships and LLCs to Avoid Zombie Litigation

    Properly Pleading Attorneys’ Fees in Suits Against Partnerships and LLCs to Avoid Zombie Litigation
    “Zombie litigation” broadly refers to cases that generate unending piecemeal litigation. Attorneys’ fees disputes often spawn zombie litigation—after the merits of the case have been decided but the lawyers continue to…
  • Aug 10

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Or Are They?)

    Texas Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Part I: The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Or Are They?)
    Likely obscured by the legislative din emanating from the capitol these days, the Texas Legislature has somewhat quietly altered the Texas Supreme Court’s jurisdiction by passing HB 1761. The Governor signed it, without much fanfare, on…
  • Jul 12

    Marking Milestone

    Marking Milestone
    Eleven years ago today, I started the practice that became Smith Law Group LLLP. One year later, on the first anniversary of what was then a solo shop, I posted these words: One year ago today, I departed big firm life to start my own…
Rank this Week: 984

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/
Rank this Week: 944

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/
  • Feb 10

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate
    The American Bar Association this week asks: “Do you apply lessons you learned playing sports to your work in law?” I was pitching in a youth-league baseball game when events turned out of my control. From the sideline, Mr.…
  • Feb 10

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate

    Mr Kluxen said Concentrate
    The American Bar Association this week asks: “Do you apply lessons you learned playing sports to your work in law?” I was pitching in a youth-league baseball game when events turned out of my control. From the sideline, Mr.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1072

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
Rank this Week: 922

The Appellate Strategist

The Appellate Strategist

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

http://www.appellatestrategist.com
Rank this Week: 1395

Mass Appeals Blog

Mass Appeals Blog

Covers appellate issues affecting practice in Massachusetts and important appellate cases. By Cross Nadel LLC.

http://www.crossnadel.com/mass-appeals-blog
  • May 23

    A SLAPP is a SLAPP unless it is not a SLAPP: The SJC Changes The Duracraft Two-Pronged Anti-SLAPP Analysi

    A SLAPP is a SLAPP unless it is not a SLAPP: The SJC Changes The Duracraft Two-Pronged Anti-SLAPP Analysi
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued two anti-SLAPP decisions today and significantly changed ("augmented") the two-pronged anti-SLAPP analysis it adopted in 1998 in Duracraft Corp. v. Holmes Prods. Corp. Before today, it was…
  • Apr 5

    "Trust, But Verify": The SJC addresses shareholder inspection rights.

    "Trust, But Verify": The SJC addresses shareholder inspection rights.
    The Supreme Judicial Court clarified the burden a shareholder must meet to obtain corporate records under chapter 156D, section 16.02(b) last week in Chitwood v. Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Using a Russian proverb, an…
  • Mar 7

    Yes, Virginia, Petitioning Activity Can Be Frivolou

    Yes, Virginia, Petitioning Activity Can Be Frivolou
    The Appeals Court issued today issued The Gillette Company  v. Provost, another anti-SLAPP decision. The case does not tread new anti-SLAPP ground, but it is remarkable for its clarity on a few issues, and is one of a small number…
Rank this Week: 1351

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

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

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • 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.
  • Feb 21

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction

    Fourth District: No Jurisdiction, But Direction
    The plaintiff in this case attempted to appeal a circuit court’s order refusing to reopen a file. The Fourth District determined that the order was not appealable as a final or non-final order and dismissed the appeal. Interestingly,…
Rank this Week: 1471

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
Rank this Week: 1930

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/
  • Aug 2

    Dissent Presents Effective Argument for Allowing Change of Residence

    Dissent Presents Effective Argument for Allowing Change of Residence
    The Michigan Court of Appeals, in Hund v Hund, No.334313, a divided opinion, affirmed a lower court order that denied defendant-mother’s request to change the legal residence of the child, OMH, to Canada while granting…
  • Jul 28

    Timing is Everything in Child Custody

    Timing is Everything in Child Custody
    The Michigan Court of Appeals (MCOA) vacated and remanded the trial court’s order in Fante v Nova, Nos. 334735, 336085 saying of the changes made in this custody dispute that were not a short removal, even though classified as…
  • Jul 24

    Juvenile Code Doesn’t Allow a Pre-determined Flat Rate Probation Fee

    Juvenile Code Doesn’t Allow a Pre-determined Flat Rate Probation Fee
    Michigan Court of Appeals, in People v Killich, No. 329941, held that the Juvenile Code doesn’t allow for the imposition of a flat rate probation supervision fee, and vacated the trial court order imposing the fee and remanded for a…
Rank this Week: 1732

News From Dallas Appellate…

News From Dallas Appellate Attorney Chad Ruback

Covers Dallas Court of Appeals developments.

http://news.appeal.pro
  • Jul 21

    Vimeo Test Video

    Vimeo Test Video
  • Jun 19

    Importance of Candor to the Court

    Importance of Candor to the Court
    Dallas Court of Appeals Justices Ada Brown, Molly Francis, and Bill Whitehill spoke at a Dallas Association of Young Lawyers seminar in the Merrill Hartman Courtroom of the George Allen […]
  • Feb 29

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop

    My Review of a Mexican Traffic Stop
    As with all vacations, I had mixed feelings that this one was […]
Rank this Week: 1697

TCB's Legal Blog

TCB's Legal Blog

Criminal defense news. By Thomas C. Brandstrader.

http://chicagofelony.com/legal-posts/
  • Jul 18

    Five things you should do if you are pulled over by a policeman:

    Five things you should do if you are pulled over by a policeman:
    Be polite Identify your self with license and insurance Listen to any question being asked Answer only that question in the fewest words as possible; Be aware of your rights as a free citizen protected from unreasonable search and seizure (to…
  • Jun 19

    2017 Martindale Hubbell Judicial Edition

    2017 Martindale Hubbell Judicial Edition
    Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.
  • Jan 15

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition

    Martindale-Hubbell Review rating – Judicial edition
    Originally posted on CHICAGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives that drafts and shares model state-level…
Rank this Week: 1549

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/
  • Jun 12

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.

    Are remands to administrative agencies always immediately appealable? Not quite yet.
    In Dhillon v. John Muir Health, 2017 Cal. LEXIS 3649, the Supreme Court of California shed some light on the resolution of the long-standing conflict concerning the appealability of a trial court’s order on a petition for writ of…
  • Apr 10

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership

    Don’t Assume That the Assets of the Receivership Estate Will Be Used to Pay for the Receivership
    Parties (typically plaintiffs) may request the appointment of a receiver in cases involving disputes over corporate assets or interests in real estate.  But the appointment of a receiver may have unexpected consequences for the party…
  • Jan 10

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?

    “Do-Over” Arbitrations—Appeals Without Appellate Rules?
    Are the commonly accepted features of arbitration—speed and finality—being watered down by rules permitting a second arbitration that expose parties to delays and significantly increased expenses? In a recently published decision,…
Rank this Week: 1638

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/
  • Mar 7

    Proposed federal legislation attacks California's elder abuse and dependent adult law

    Proposed federal legislation attacks California's elder abuse and dependent adult law
    With this incoming Administration, I became concerned that we would focus on Trump's antics and the fact that Kellyanne Conway was sitting on a couch in the Oval Office with her legs folded underneath her.  Meanwhile, the House has been…
  • Feb 10

    An Appeal to Reason

    An Appeal to Reason
    When I picked the title of my blog, An Appeal to Reason, I thought it was a clever title.  It had the word "appeal" in it to describe the type of work I do, but it also focused on the process that one uses to write a…
  • Sep 11

    Supreme Court abolishes automatic depublication rule

    Supreme Court abolishes automatic depublication rule
    For many years, we have operated under the rule that when the California Supreme Court grants a petition for review, the decision by the Court of Appeal can no longer be cited as valid law. A new rule, which took effect on July 1, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 1593

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: 1556

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: 2131

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: 1870

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 2687

I Object!

I Object!

Covers the rules for preserving the record for appeal. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/preservation-of-error-blog/
  • Jul 31

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake

    The Ins and Outs of Appellate Statements of Jurisdiction: How to Avoid Common Mistake
    Though Statements of Jurisdiction may seem like a simple part of an appellate brief, parties often make mistakes in drafting jurisdictional statements. In fact, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently wrote: “There is…
  • Jul 7

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion

    You Gotta Serve Somebody, But You Gotta Do So Correctly: Preserving Sanctions Motion
    Emails can create many problems for litigants and their lawyers, but a recent appellate decision in Florida demonstrates yet another peril: proper service, and thus preservation, of demands for sanctions. In Isla Blue Dev., LLC v. Moore, ___…
  • May 25

    Right for the Wrong Reason - Reversal Requires More Than Just an Error

    Right for the Wrong Reason - Reversal Requires More Than Just an Error
    Challenging an adverse judgment on appeal is an uphill battle from the start. A major part of winning an appeal requires demonstrating that an error occurred and confirming that the error was properly raised in the trial court. But more may…
Rank this Week: 2660

Due Process Advocacy

Due Process Advocacy

Advocacy for criminal due process and changing the ruling in Arizona v Youngblood.

http://www.due-process.org
  • Jul 8

    Detective Chambers = Blown case (video)

    Detective Chambers = Blown case (video)
    Erekose calls out Detective Rick Chambers for the incredibly shortsighted and suspect based investigation which he carried out. The list of Chambers’ misconduct and errors and is long. Essentially, Chambers blew the case in the first…
  • Jul 6

    Calling out Sheila Ross video part two

    Calling out Sheila Ross video part two
    Erekose continues his convincing analysis in part two of this video and does why even her words show Scott Davis deserves a new trial because he is innocent… https://youtu.be/5syQ86yImNUVideo can’t be loaded: Georgia’s…
  • Jul 6

    Calling out Sheila Ross video Part one

    Calling out Sheila Ross video Part one
    Erekose does a great job in this video of showing how prosecutor Sheila Ross knows Megan Bruton has guilty knowledge…   https://youtu.be/zwEWK4JYHysVideo can’t be loaded: Georgia’s Making A Murderer: Scott Davis…
Rank this Week: 3372

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/
  • Apr 11

    The 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b) “substantial step” requirement

    The 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b) “substantial step” requirement
    A few weeks ago I posted some documents at my clients’ request about a pending case. I’ve now been asked by another client to share some of his case materials. It’s an online enticement of a minor case under 18…
  • Mar 22

    Forsyth Second Baptist Church v. Hester

    Forsyth Second Baptist Church v. Hester
    At my clients’ request, I’m sharing documents relating to Forsyth Second Baptist Church et al. v. John Hester et al., an action pending in Monroe County Superior Court. This is not the complete file. This matter is set for…
  • Feb 10

    HB 256 Would Roll Back 2016 Sovereign Immunity Decision

    HB 256 Would Roll Back 2016 Sovereign Immunity Decision
    A bill in the Georgia General Assembly would effectively undo the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision in Rivera v. Washington, 298 Ga. 770 (2016). House Bill 256 would amend OCGA § 5-6-34(a) to allow direct appeal, as a…
Rank this Week: 2924

Alabama Law Blog of William…

Alabama Law Blog of William Pfeifer

Covers Alabama law.

http://williampfeifer.com/blog
  • Feb 10

    Drug Forfeiture Appeals – Car forfeiture reversed based on innocent owner defense

    Drug Forfeiture Appeals – Car forfeiture reversed based on innocent owner defense
    Alabama asset forfeiture law provides an extensive list of items that law enforcement officers can seize in connection with drug crimes. Under Alabama Code Section 20-2-93(a)(5) (1975), this list includes your car if it is used to sell or…
  • Feb 10

    Alabama Forfeiture Statute – Ala. Code Section 20-2-92 Drug Crime Forfeiture

    Alabama Forfeiture Statute – Ala. Code Section 20-2-92 Drug Crime Forfeiture
    A common problem faced by people arrested on drug charges in Alabama is that law enforcement is also seeking to seize their property under Alabama’s forfeiture statute. Because this issue arises so frequently in court, we have copied…
  • Jan 25

    Motion for Mistrial for undisclosed evidence in Alabama felony cases must be timely made

    Motion for Mistrial for undisclosed evidence in Alabama felony cases must be timely made
    There are a variety of situations in Alabama criminal trials that may cause a judge to declare a mistrial, or at least cause one of the attorneys to request one. One of the times where a motion for a mistrial may be appropriate is where…
Rank this Week: 3965

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Sep 25

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute

    The Antique Firearm Exception to Florida’s Felon-in-Possession Statute
    Jacek Stramski | The Supreme Court recently clarified the antique firearm exception to Florida’s “felon-in-possession” statute. The exception excludes antique firearms from the general probition on possessing firearms by…
  • Sep 18

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden

    Court Orders New Mayoral Election for Miami Garden
    Jacek Stramski | The City of Miami Gardens will have to hold a second election for mayor after the Florida Supreme Court invalidated the election held on August 30, 2016. In Wright v. City of Miami Beach (SC16-1518), the Court
  • Jul 9

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?

    When is an Accident a Crash under Florida’s Hit and Run Statute?
    Jacek Stramski | On July 7, the Supreme Court of Florida considered what it means for a vehicle to be “involved in a crash” for purposes of section 316.027, Florida Statutes. Gaulden v. State (SC14-399). The Court concluded in a
Rank this Week: 2517

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

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

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • Jul 26

    Lowndes Attorneys Obtain Favorable Rulings for Court-Appointed Receiver

    Lowndes Attorneys Obtain Favorable Rulings for Court-Appointed Receiver
    Orlando, FL–Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that shareholder, Richard Dellinger, and appellate attorney, Jennifer R. Dixon, prevailed in defending a client appointed to serve as a receiver in…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2670

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: 4201

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: 2568

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: 3913