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Ben Shatz
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Book Review of GMSR's Cindy Tobisman's latest novel
Above the Law's 'Standard of Review' column posts a book review today:  New Novel ‘Proof’ Proves To Be An Entertaining Legal Thriller Congrats to Cindy for continuing her Caroline Auden series!

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Do's and Dont's in the Ninth Circuit
OCBS's Appellate Law Section lunch program for August 7 will be Here Come the Judges: Appellate Practice Do's and Dont's in the Ninth Circuit , featuring Judges Callahan , Ikuta and visiting judge David Faber (S.D.W.V). This distinguished panel of Ninth Cir...

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DJ profiles 2/5's Justice Baker
Today's DJ presents Practical Implication: Appellate Justice Lamar Baker delves into all the potential consequences of arguments . Practitioners noted that he knows the hot-button issues in a case, asks challenging questions yet has a nice demeanor, goes de...

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Tired of explaining the federal court system?
You're an appellate person, so inevitably you'll be asked a cocktail party by a non-lawyer to explain the Supreme Court, federal courts in general, etc. Next time this happens, just refer the curious to this short video by Bowdoin College professor at Here’...

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Today's sanctions installment
Here's an unpub today from 4/3 in which appellate sanctions of $1275 are imposed against a pro per for "failure to follow the rules of appellate procedure." Which rules? Well, failure to provide any record citations in the facts and procedural posture. (Spe...

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Tino v. The Terminator?
See in today's Recorder  What Worries a Calif. Supreme Court Justice About AI and the Law? to learn that while there "are many complicated issues that undoubtedly weigh on the mind of California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar," "the notion...

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"How I spent my summer vacation" (SCOTUS edition)
What do SCOTUS justices do over the summer? See When it's Summertime, Justices Hit the Road and Speak Out , which reports: Kennedy teaches at McGeorge's program in Salzburg, Austria CJ Roberts will teach at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Ali...

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Justice Liu co-authors Glass Ceiling report
The Recorder reports on the newly published study that Justice Goodwin Liu co-authored in Study: Asian-Americans Face Glass Ceiling in the Law , which begins: Asian-Americans have been the fastest-growing minority group in the legal profession for the past ...

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Articles, articles!
Today's LA Times features another editorial from California Appellate Law Group chairman Ben Feuer, this one titled Why the Supreme Court needs 18-year term limits , supporting the Calabresi-Lindgren proposal (in the 2006 Harvard Law Review) in which justic...

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Gorsuch to Speak at 9th Circuit Conference After Kennedy's Wife Is Injured
The Recorder reports here that: New U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will make one of his first off-bench public appearances July 17 at the judicial conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Mary Kennedy, who fra...
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