1925 ABA Journal Appellate Practice articles.
An analysis of qualified immunity cases in federal appeals courts shows significant disparities in grants of qualified immunity to police officers in excessive force cases.
Aug 25, 2020 12:17 PM CDT
An anonymous appellate lawyer who describes himself as a “persnickety dude” tweets typos from the New York Times as a hobby.
Aug 20, 2020 12:43 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with a consent decree that allowed Rhode Island voters to use mail-in ballots without having to get two witnesses or a notary to verify their signature.
Aug 13, 2020 3:37 PM CDT
A California lawyer contends that he was advocating within permissible bounds when he called a female judge’s opinion “succubustic,” a reference to a female demon that has intercourse with men in their sleep.
Aug 12, 2020 1:24 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed an injunction that would have made it easier to place a measure on the ballot seeking to reform Oregon’s redistricting process.
Aug 12, 2020 9:57 AM CDT
Judge won’t block publication of Mary Trump’s book
Judge Hal Greenwald of New York ruled Monday night that a confidentiality agreement couldn’t be used to stop publication or promotion of…
Jul 14, 2020 4:05 PM CDT
A Dorsey & Whitney blog post about a lawyer's failed class action lawsuit wasn't defamatory, the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday.
Jul 13, 2020 10:50 AM CDT
A Texas judge who was wrongfully convicted can only sue one of the four prosecutors she named in a lawsuit, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Jul 10, 2020 10:59 AM CDT
With the confirmation Wednesday of Cory Wilson to a federal appeals court, President Donald Trump has appointed 200 federal judges.
Jun 25, 2020 9:57 AM CDT
The Michigan Supreme Court vacated on Friday an appeals court decision ordering the shutdown of a barber shop that remained open despite state stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Jun 8, 2020 12:29 PM CDT
The Louisiana 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has overturned two manslaughter and molestation convictions in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional.
May 29, 2020 2:32 PM CDT
A New York lawyer who failed to show up for oral arguments will have to pay his opponent’s attorney fees for the time that he wasted at the courthouse.
May 20, 2020 10:38 AM CDT
U.S. District Judge Justin Walker has a new and higher rating from the ABA as he appears before
the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for a hearing on his nomination the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
May 6, 2020 2:18 PM CDT
Few glitches and 1 surprise in SCOTUS teleconference arguments
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked questions during the high court’s first teleconference arguments Monday, something he rarely does.…
May 4, 2020 3:39 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will have oral arguments by telephone conference in May for several cases because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 13, 2020 10:54 AM CDT
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