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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/
  • Mar 26

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday

    9th Circuit sits in San Diego on Monday
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hold a special sitting March 30, 2015, at the Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse in San Diego, California. Oral arguments will begin at 10 a.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom (Room…
  • Mar 25

    A dirty dozen words & phrases to eschew

    A dirty dozen words & phrases to eschew
    To tighten your prose, "Legal Writing Pro" Ross Guberman provides the follow phrases to avoid here and here, or just see his chart below:Just Say NoTrywith respect to, with regard to, regarding, concerning, in regard toon, about, for, as for,…
  • Mar 25

    Appellate tidbit

    Appellate tidbit
    Today's DJ features GMSR's Alana Rotter in Lessons From Appeals of Nonappealable 'Judgments' about Baker v. Castaldi. The case involved a bifurcated trial (liability & damages in phase one, amount of punitives in phase two). After the…
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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/
  • Mar 26

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge

    SDFLA ranks second in courtroom hours per judge
    Here's an interesting piece on judicial productivity by Judge William Young and Jordan Singer.  It discusses how courtroom hours are way down across the board.  But our District still has quite a bit of in court hours, and we rank…
  • Mar 24

    11th Circuit argument centers on "dildos and cock rings"

    11th Circuit argument centers on "dildos and cock rings"
    No joke.  While David Ovalle was waiting to see the Lolita arguments, he got to see Paul Petruzzi argue that his client -- a drama teacher convicted of attempting to have sex was a 16-year old former student -- was prejudiced by the…
  • Mar 24

    Lolita the whale to face 11th Circuit today

    Lolita the whale to face 11th Circuit today
    David Ovalle has the story:A federal appeals court will entertain arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging the captivity of Lolita, the killer whale who has performed at the Miami Seaquarium for decades.Animal-rights activists have long…
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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
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court weighs in on accommodations for pregnant workers, Alabama redistricting

    Supreme Court weighs in on accommodations for pregnant workers, Alabama redistricting
    Watch VideoRELATED LINKSJustices weigh case of Muslim denied job over headscarf Must employers make special considerations for pregnant workers? Justices add cases on housing discrimination, political contributions GWEN IFILL: A busy day at…
  • Mar 25

    Supreme Court tests EPA’s limits on mercury air pollution

    Supreme Court tests EPA’s limits on mercury air pollution
    Watch VideoRELATED LINKSEPA weighs environmental consequences of ethanol with proposed cuts EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants In Peru, Gold Rush Leads to Mercury Contamination Concerns GWEN IFILL: Now we turn to…
  • Mar 25

    High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review

    High court sends Alabama redistricting case back for review
    File photo of Supreme Court justices by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Reuters WASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at whether Alabama’s Republican-led legislature relied too heavily on race…
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Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 2847

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/
  • Mar 16

    Size Does Matter

    Size Does Matter
    State v. Hurley2015 VT 46Graduation tassels, air fresheners, and fuzzy dice have all sat in the trunk of my car anxiously waiting for the day when I can proudly display them from my review mirror.  Unfortunately, they probably still need…
  • Mar 16

    Party Like It's 1828

    Party Like It's 1828
    Flex-A-Seal v. Safford2015 VT 40Just the other day, I thought, “Gee, I wonder how many cases from the 1800s still apply today,” then this gem fell into my lap.Flex-A-Seal sued Safford in 2001 for embezzling funds during her…
  • Mar 5

    Not Irrational, Actually

    Not Irrational, Actually
    In re C.F., 2015 VT 45By Elizabeth KruskaOne of these days there’s going to be a termination of parental rights decision that gets reversed. Today is not that day.C.F. was born in January 2011. He was taken into custody by DCF in May…
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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/
  • Mar 26

    Supreme People’s Court’s Master Reform Plan for the Court

    Supreme People’s Court’s Master Reform Plan for the Court
    My article on the 4th Five Year Reform Plan for the courts appeared in the Diplomat earlier this week.  It gave me an opportunity to put court reforms in their systemic context.  This blog will focus on the some of the many…
  • Mar 21

    Advisory committee on cross-border legal issues for Hong Kong?

    Advisory committee on cross-border legal issues for Hong Kong?
    My article below was published in the 17 March edition of the South China Morning Post: To solve the many specific cross-border legal issues affecting the people of Hong Kong and the rule of law in  the special administrative…
  • Mar 15

    Supreme People’s Court president says court reforms in “deep water area”

    Supreme People’s Court president says court reforms in “deep water area”
    On 12 March 2015, Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court (Court) delivered his work report to the NPC, putting the best face on where the Chinese courts are and where they’re going. He described court reforms as being…
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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: 2845

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

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

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

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 6: Oral Argument and the Decision
    This post features the video and slidedeck for the sixth lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. This topic is timely for me as I prepare to stand at this podium…
  • Mar 18

    What a Legal-Writing Professor Wishes He’d Known as a New Lawyer

    What a Legal-Writing Professor Wishes He’d Known as a New Lawyer
    In this month’s Austin Lawyer, UT Law Professor Wayne Schiess published a short piece (also available here) pointing out four things he wishes he’d known about legal writing when he finished law school. I was struck by his first…
  • Mar 16

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 5: Handling an Appeal—Preparing Briefs (Part 2)

    Appellate Practice and Procedure Lesson 5: Handling an Appeal—Preparing Briefs (Part 2)
    This post features the video and slidedeck for the fifth lecture in my Appellate Practice and Procedure course, which I introduced here. The presentation appears after the jump. This class picks up where the last one left off. The basic…
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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.
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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: 1007

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,…
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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/
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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/
Rank this Week: 1682

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: 2269

UK Supreme Court Blog

UK Supreme Court Blog

Covers the UK Supreme Court and its judgments.

http://ukscblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4066

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/
  • Mar 26

    [Redacted]

    [Redacted]
    The Court of Appeals on March 26 issued a ruling that tells us very little about why the defendant is entitled to a re-sentencing. In fact, it tells us nothing.The case is United States v. Watkins. Here is the text of the ruling:Emory Watkins…
  • Mar 25

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act

    GoDaddy is immune from defamation suit under Communications Decency Act
    This is a case for the modern age. Plaintiff was defamed in a union newsletter after he refused to endorse a union president in 2002. After plaintiff was blackballed from jobs for years, in 2012, the newsletters containing the defamatory…
  • Mar 23

    Habeas win is gone

    Habeas win is gone
    In this case, Smith was convicted of murder after a jailhouse informant testified at trial that Smith made incriminating statements about the killing. The federal court granted Smith's motion for habeas corpus on the ground that Smith's…
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