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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/
  • Apr 23

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...

    Lights, camera, roll 'em...
    Today's LA Times presents After Court Adjourns, 9th Circuit Judge's Movie Nights Are A Hit here, about the movie nights at the Ninth Circuit, started by Judge Kozinski.Kozinski holds the event, known as KFF or Kozinski's Favorite Flicks,…
  • Apr 22

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case

    Baseball themed dissent in Barry Bonds case
    The Barry Bonds en banc opinion is out (here), and Judge Rawlinson pens a baseball-themed dissent with the following intro, headings and conclusion:U.S. v. Bonds, No. 11-10669Rawlinson, Circuit Judge, dissenting:There is no joy in this…
  • Apr 21

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken

    Editing tricks fail to fool court; brief stricken
    Looking for ways to outsmart the 14K word limit? Law360 today has a story titled Too-Long Brief Dooms Banking Patent Appeal at Fed. Circ., where "A trick straight out of high school English class cost [an appellant]" in a big way: its appeal…
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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog

    It's been a bad week for law enforcement and dog
    First was the well-covered story of the Supreme Court ruling that traffic stops couldn't be extended, even briefly, to allow for drug-sniffing dogs to take a whiff around the car (yes, Rumpole, that was Scalia in the majority).And next is…
  • Apr 22

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)

    Thorner.v.SonyComputerEntm'tAm.LLC,669F3d1362,1365(Fed.Cir.2012)
    That's how the appellant in this Federal Circuit case cited to a case so that it counted as one word instead of 14. The court wasn't amused:The Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure limit anappellant’s opening brief to 14,000…
  • Apr 21

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?

    What should the courts do about confusing statutes?
    That was the question yesterday before the Supreme Court, which was looking at the Armed Career Criminal Statute. From the Washington Post:Johnson was subject to an enhanced sentence because he had previous convictions. But he said that one…
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Split Circuits

Split Circuits

Tracks developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. By University of Richmond School of Law Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://splitcircuits.blogspot.com/
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Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 26

    What’s the status of same-sex marriage across the country?

    What’s the status of same-sex marriage across the country?
    Michigan couple April DeBoer (2nd L) and Jayne Rowse pose with their children (L-R) Rylee, Ryanne, Nolan and Jacob in their home in Hazel Park, Michigan April 19, 2015. DeBoer and Rowse, parents for four adopted children and a foster child,…
  • Apr 6

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from subcontractor held prisoner in Cuba

    Supreme Court rejects appeal from subcontractor held prisoner in Cuba
    Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a former government subcontractor seeking to sue the U.S. government for negligence over his five-year imprisonment in Cuba. The justices on…
  • Apr 6

    Supreme Court will not hear challenge to contested North Carolina voting law

    Supreme Court will not hear challenge to contested North Carolina voting law
    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has passed up an early chance to review a contested North Carolina election law that opponents say limits the ability of African-Americans to cast ballots. The high court…
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Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
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Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Supreme Court of Vermont Law Blog

Features summaries and legal analysis of Vermont Supreme Court decisions.

http://scovlegal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Ambiguity? What Ambiguity?

    Ambiguity? What Ambiguity?
    Cincinnati Specialty Underwriters Insurance Co. v. Energy Wise Homes, Inc., 2015 VT 52By Andrew DelaneyAh, insurance law—where “You get what you pay for” isn’t just a maxim, but a shield, sword, and everything else in…
  • Apr 16

    Substantiation Stricken

    Substantiation Stricken
    In re K.R., 2015 VT 58By Elizabeth KruskaThis case is about an appeal of a DCF substantiation. A substantiation is a finding made by DCF upon doing an investigation and finding that a person has abused or neglected a child or placed a…
  • Apr 14

    Sanction Starting-Point

    Sanction Starting-Point
    In re PRB Docket No. 2012-155, 2015 VT 57 By Elizabeth KruskaAnd we’re back with another client-trust-accounting issue from the Professional Responsibility Board. The facts here are pretty simple. Attorney has been in practice in…
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Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Focuses on China's highest court. By Susan Finder.

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Apr 23

    Can Communist Party organizations be sued in Chinese court?

    Can Communist Party organizations be sued in Chinese court?
    The answer to this question (in some Chinese courts, at least), is yes.  A recent legal blogpost flagged a ruling in a labor case published in the Supreme People’s Court’s case database: Su Qiao v. the Taian (Shandong)…
  • Apr 19

    Advocates for the elderly coming soon to Chinese courtrooms?

    Advocates for the elderly coming soon to Chinese courtrooms?
    In the middle of April, 2015, the Chinese courts carried a report on the issuance of a policy document (the full text is not yet available) by the Ministry of Justice and the National Committee for the Ageing (NCA) (a joint State…
  • Apr 5

    Supreme People’s Court “soft consults” on company law

    Supreme People’s Court “soft consults” on company law
    The Supreme People’s Court often organizes experts meetings (论证会) when drafting judicial interpretations, which are analogous to what in Hong Kong is called “soft consultations” (closed door consultation…
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Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 468

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 6

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 8: Tips and Strategies for Marketing an Appellate Practice
    This post features the video and slides for the eighth and final lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course. The presentation appears after the jump. Appellate law can be a very difficult practice area to break into. Because legal…
  • Apr 1

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit

    Short-Citing to the Record in the Fifth Circuit
    I received a copy of this letter in one of my cases: What’s wrong with using the short citation form “id.” when citing the record? As I wrote about here, the Fifth Circuit recently standardized the format for citing…
  • Mar 30

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 7: Rehearing and Higher Court Review
    This post features the video and slides for the seventh lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. How do you convince an appellate court to change its mind when…
Rank this Week: 1005

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals…

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals blog

Covers the court of last resort on Texas criminal matters. By R. J. MacReady.

http://www.txccablog.com/
  • Jun 2

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10

    Today's Opinions (or lack thereof) - 6/2/10
    The CCA handed down a number of orders denying habeas corpus relief and a few unpublished opinions. Still no Dobbs.
  • May 26

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10

    Fist Full of Meyers - Today's Opinions - 5/26/10
    The CCA handed down orders and opinions in a number of cases. They handed down published opinions, featuring Judge Meyers prominently, in the following cases:
  • May 26

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State

    Case Summary - Douglas Michael Hubert v. State
    Douglas Hubert was on parole and living with his grandfather when his grandfather called Hubert's parole officer to report that Hubert had violated numerous conditions of his parole, including possessing a firearm. Hubert's parole officer…
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Texas Supreme Court Blog

Texas Supreme Court Blog

Covers news and opinions from the Texas Supreme Court. By Shawn Rabin.

http://txsupremecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 5

    The number of

    The number of
    The number of blogs that now cover Texas law combined with my work schedule has caused me to stop posting to the blog. Because the blog still receives many hits a day, I will keep it active for those looking for information on the Court.
  • Jul 9

    The Texas Supreme

    The Texas Supreme
    The Texas Supreme Court announced today that Former Chief Justice John Hill died. The announcement begins: "Former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court John Hill’s death Monday ended a remarkable legal and public service career…
  • Jun 25

    Don't perform surgery

    Don't perform surgery
    Don't perform surgery on me = consent to perform surgery: The Texas Supreme Court issued this Per Curiam opinion in Schaub v.
Rank this Week: 1029

The Appellate Practitioner

The Appellate Practitioner

Covers appellate practice in California and the Ninth Circuit. By Kimberly A. Kralowec.

http://www.appellatepractitioner.com/
  • Mar 23

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner

    Please visit The UCL Practitioner
    Over the past couple of months, I haven't had time to keep The Appellate Practitioner updated in the way I'd like to. Therefore, I am putting the blog on hiatus for the time being. Please visit my primary blog, The UCL Practitioner, which I…
  • Jan 5

    "A High Court Training Regimen"

    "A High Court Training Regimen"
    Friday's Recorder had an article on a new moot program being organized at U.C. Berkeley for attorneys with California Supreme Court cases. It sounds very similar to what Professor Myron Moskovitz has been doing at Golden Gate University…
  • Dec 8

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"

    "The Early Brief Gets the Worm"
    Slate has an interesting jurisprudence essay on the impact of amicus filings at the U.S. Supreme Court level. Adam Chandler, "The Early Brief Gets the Worm: Liberal groups are ceding a key way to influence the Supreme Court," Slate (Dec. 5,…
Rank this Week: 1665

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

Covers education law, politics, and the judiciary. By Stuart Buck.

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?
    Education blogger Jim Horn, who doesn't let accuracy interfere with his eagerness to condemn charter schools, has yet another post decrying KIPP and similar schools for being eugenicist. He claims that what's going on is "cultural and…
  • Apr 17

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure
    In discussions over poverty and education policy in the United States, it is common to see international comparisons. These comparisons usually make the United States look quite bad -- i.e., 21% of our children are in poverty compared to 4%…
  • Mar 7

    Ravitch's math

    Ravitch's math
    In a recent post, Diane Ravitch decries the fact that Chicago charters expel a higher percentage of kids than do the other public schools: The data reveal that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools,…
Rank this Week: 1046

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Apr 15

    First District Explains New Mailbox Rule for Incarcerated Litigant

    First District Explains New Mailbox Rule for Incarcerated Litigant
    If you happen to be an incarcerated litigant, you should read the First District's opinion issued today in Roberto Rivera, M.D. v. Department of Health (1D15-0287). In that opinion, the First District states as follows:We are concerned that…
  • Mar 19

    Florida Supreme Court: U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 Ban On Life Sentences To Juveniles Applies Retroactively

    Florida Supreme Court: U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 Ban On Life Sentences To Juveniles Applies Retroactively
    In Falcon v. Florida (SC13-865), the Florida Supreme Court unanimously answered a question that the state and federal courts have addressed with differing results. Justice Pariente wrote the unanimous opinion which began by stating the…
  • Feb 26

    Judgment Cannot Be Corrected To Clarify Status Of Parties Years After Entry

    Judgment Cannot Be Corrected To Clarify Status Of Parties Years After Entry
    In Lorant v. Whitney National Bank (1D14-2757), the First District "consider[ed] whether Florida’s Rule of Civil Procedure allowing for corrections of 'clerical mistakes,' encompasses authorization to supplement a final…
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The Jefferson Court Blog

The Jefferson Court Blog

Covers the Texas Supreme Court. By Wolfgang P. Hirczy de Miño.

http://texas-opinions.blogspot.com/
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The Magistrate's Blog

The Magistrate's Blog

Musings and snippets from an English magistrate.

http://thelawwestofealingbroadway.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    All Change

    All Change
    I have migrated the blog tohttp://magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk/and copied all of the posts across.I shall leave this one up for the foreseeable future, but I shall post to the new url, which has working comments. I shall bring the old…
  • Mar 20

    Housekeeping Updated

    Housekeeping Updated
    I have no idea what has happened to the comments - JS-Kit was dumped on me when they bought out Haloscan. I have tried to get in to put it back to normal, but I haven't got time. I'll have a go when things calm down a bit.Wednesday Update:…
  • Mar 20

    Current Affair

    Current Affair
    The CPS are shortly to begin their new 'paperless as far as the door of the court' document handling system. I wish them well and hope that the widely expressed fear that this will be just another Government IT fiasco proves to be…
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the Ninth

the Ninth

Tracks the trends of the country's biggest and busiest court of appeals, the Ninth Circuit. By McGuire Coats LLP.

http://www.theninthcircuit.com/
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Third Circuit Blog

Third Circuit Blog

Case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Third Circuit.

http://circuit3.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 772

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 697

Underneath Their Robes

Underneath Their Robes

News, gossip, and colorful commentary about the federal judiciary.

http://underneaththeirrobes.blogs.com/main/
  • Sep 25

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition

    Building Buzz for Supreme Ambition
    Never in her wildest dreams did Article III Groupie imagine that she'd be the author of a well-reviewed novel boasting blurbs from the likes of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski and Judge Richard A. Posner. What more could a girl ask...
  • Sep 5

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe

    A New Site for Fans of Underneath Their Robe
    Article III Groupie has a new project. If you would be interested in reading about a young lawyer's quest to join the ranks of the Elect, i.e., to secure a Supreme Court clerkship, check out the link below. Preface [Supreme Ambitions]
  • Feb 4

    In re Underneath Their Robe

    In re Underneath Their Robe
    Alas, this blog is no longer active. Of course, please feel free to browse through the extensive archives.
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Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Ageist comments at job interview not enough to win case

    Ageist comments at job interview not enough to win case
    This age discrimination case alleges that the plaintiff was denied a position with Rockland County after the guy conducting the job interview made age-related comments. The case was dismissed on summary judgment, and the Court of Appeals…
  • Apr 22

    Bad performance record knocks out racial discrimination claim

    Bad performance record knocks out racial discrimination claim
    This case tells us that there is no getting around a bad performance record when you are suing for employment discrimination.The case is Wright v. City of Syracuse, a summary order issued on April 16. The Court of Appeals summarizes the…
  • Apr 21

    Retaliatory arrest claim is time-barred

    Retaliatory arrest claim is time-barred
    After the police began harassing Joanne Smith (by following her around and "spooking her"), bad blood between Smith and her family ensued with the police, resulting in traffic tickets filed against Smith. The evidence suggests these tickets…
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