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Justice on safari?
Today's DJ features an article about 2/8's PJ Bigelow, wearing African garb, playing a wife whose husband's murderer is on trial ... in Uganda. As the article explains, Justice Bigelow and District Court Judge Bev O'Connel (and six other American lawyers) t...
Today's DJ features an article about 2/8's PJ Bigelow, wearing African garb, playing a wife whose husband's murderer is on trial ... in Uganda. As the article explains, Justice Bigelow and District Court Judge Bev O'Connel (a...
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DJ profiles 1/2's Justice Stewart
Today's DJ profiles Justice Therese Stewart , recounting her "front row seat to the gay rights revolution." It's another solid profile, providing personal and professional background, and some good anecdotes. "People assume that if you're lesbian and
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Storytelling
Sure, opinions often begin with an introduction. But how many opinions begin with a "prologue"? Well, this one does... (Bravo Beds.) I. PROLOGUE This case has the makings of a classic film noir story, though thankfully, despite animosity so thick between tw...
Sure, opinions often begin with an introduction. But how many opinions begin with a "prologue"? Well, this one does... (Bravo Beds.) I. PROLOGUE This case has the makings of a classic film noir story, though thankfully, despi...
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2d DCA pro tem update
The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Carl H. Moor of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until August 31, 2015 Judge Ann I. Jones of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division ...
The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Carl H. Moor of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until August 31, 2015 Judge Ann I. Jones of the Los Angeles Superior Court, wil...
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Who's writing opinions and how; and properly naming courts
California Appellate Report has a very interesting post here about a recent 9th Circuit opinion. The comments are not about the opinion itself, but about the writing style. And also how: the opinion repeatedly refer to decisions of "the California District ...
California Appellate Report has a very interesting post here about a recent 9th Circuit opinion. The comments are not about the opinion itself, but about the writing style. And also how: the opinion repeatedly refer to decisi...
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Hillel Chodos, RIP in __ Cal.App.4th __, fn.1
Sometime back in May there was "news" in the appellate world that famous SoCal appellate lawyer Hillel Chodos  (Cal Bar #32090) had passed away. There were, however, no readily available press reports or obits to cite -- and this blawg naturally cites only ...
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The Case Against the Supreme Court
End of Summer book review time! By now you surely have read Dean Chemerinsky's latest, The Case Against the Supreme Court. But if not... As the introduction makes clear, the book tells "stories of instances in which the Supreme Court sanctioned terrible inj...
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Problem w/9th Cir. e-filing
The 9th Circuit is having e-filing problems. Here's the notice posted on the court's website: CM/ECF Issues   Today's problems with
CM/ECF continue and we still do not have an estimated resolution time.  At this
time, CM/ECF is inaccessible to outside fil...
The 9th Circuit is having e-filing problems. Here's the notice posted on the court's website: CM/ECF Issues  Today's problems with CM/ECF continue and we still do not have an estimated resolution time.  At this time, CM/ECF ...
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Slapping SLAPP abuses
Today the 6th District publishes an opinion  in which the conclusion begs the Legislature to take steps to cut back on abusive use of the anti-SLAPP statute: The case thus provides yet another illustration of the many ways in which the current anti-SLAPP st...
Today the 6th District publishes an opinion in which the conclusion begs the Legislature to take steps to cut back on abusive use of the anti-SLAPP statute: The case thus provides yet another illustration of the many ways in...
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Updated Guide to Creating Electronic Appellate Docs
The 2d DCA offers a new and improved guide, updated as of August 14: For help with preparing electronic documents for filing with the courts, see the  Guide to Creating Electronic Appellate Documents  created by the Courts of Appeal. Did you miss Dean Cheme...
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How not to do a table of authorities
Here's a pro per appellant meeting the fate of so many... We affirm the judgment. [Appellant] has failed to provide citations to legal authority in his brief and he has not presented us with reasoned arguments in support of his contentions. Therefore, he ha...
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Majority Shuns Scalia's Approach
That's Dean Chemerinsky's title for his piece today in the DJ, about how this past term "[t]he court decisively rejected Justice Antonin Scalia's restrictive approach
to interpreting the Constitution and federal statutes. Although Scalia has
championed his ...
That's Dean Chemerinsky's title for his piece today in the DJ, about how this past term "[t]he court decisively rejected Justice Antonin Scalia's restrictive approach to interpreting the Constitution and federal statutes. Alt...
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