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Today's DJ reports 4th District Won't Disqualify its justices from hearing suits against JAMS : "The 4th District Court of Appeal will not disqualify all its justices from hearing a lwasuit against JAMS and its co-founder, retired Justice John K. Trotter, r...
Today's DJ reports 4th District Won't Disqualify its justices from hearing suits against JAMS: "The 4th District Court of Appeal will not disqualify all its justices from hearing a lwasuit against JAMS and its co-founder, ret...
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CSC Clerk Frank McGuire to Retire
August 26, 2016 San Francisco—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today that Mr. Frank A. McGuire will retire from his position as the 26th Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California, effective September 30, 2016. His retire...
August 26, 2016 San Francisco—Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced today that Mr. Frank A. McGuire will retire from his position as the 26th Court Administrator and Clerk of the Supreme Court of California, effecti...
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Watford for SCOTUS?
If their logo is a Moose, why are they called the Hornets? SCOUTS Short-Lister Watford Praised by Both Sides is a Bloomberg BNA article today about how " Judge Paul J. Watford , only the second black judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,...
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Settled Statements statement
2/7 publishes an opinion today on settled statements,  here , that begins: Litigants in California may exercise their right to appeal without obtaining and transmitting to the Court of Appeal a verbatim transcript of the oral proceedings in the trial court....
2/7 publishes an opinion today on settled statements, here, that begins: Litigants in California may exercise their right to appeal without obtaining and transmitting to the Court of Appeal a verbatim transcript of the oral ...
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Dissentals now published
STATEMENT by Cantil-Sakauye, C. J. The court, recently having resumed issuing, from time to time, statements by one or more justices dissenting from the denial of a petition for review, has adopted a policy that such statements, when they pertain to an appe...
STATEMENT by Cantil-Sakauye, C. J. The court, recently having resumed issuing, from time to time, statements by one or more justices dissenting from the denial of a petition for review, has adopted a policy that such statemen...
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Practitioner's Playbook: The Appellate Brief
That's the title of an article in Law360 today here . What wisdom does it contain? The briefs are the key to an appeal. So briefs that have sloppy writing, thin legal research, even a typo, miscitation, erroneous fact or imprecise argument may thwart succes...
That's the title of an article in Law360 today here. What wisdom does it contain? The briefs are the key to an appeal. So briefs that have sloppy writing, thin legal research, even a typo, miscitation, erroneous fact or impre...
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Tidbits of note
Today's DJ is chock full of tidbits: The new federal courthouse in downtown LA may be open as soon as Sept. 12. An opening ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. In Sculpt the Elephant (Appeals) , the DJ's Rulings Editor, Brian Cardile, reviews Moskovi...
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The Write Stuff
The LA Law Library will be hosting GMSR appellate lawyers Cindy Tobisman and David Hackett's MCLE presentation: The Write Stuff: How to Win Your Case With a Compelling Style Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:15 p.m. — 1:15 p.m. This class will cover effectiv...
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Supreme Court Is Fodder for Late-Summer Reading
That the title of Tony Mauro's Law.com article here , about the "new era of Supreme Court literature" we're enjoying right now. Books noted in the article include: Secret Justice The Advocate's Daughter Guilty Minds Louis D. Brandeis, American Prophet The B...
That the title of Tony Mauro's Law.com article here, about the "new era of Supreme Court literature" we're enjoying right now. Books noted in the article include: Secret Justice The Advocate's Daughter Guilty Minds Louis D. ...
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The Recorder to go 100% digital in September
The Recorder's last print issue will be Sept. 26. After that, it's online only! Details here . 1. How is The Recorder being reinvented? The Recorder will expand our news and enterprise coverage through our daily digital offering and, as a result, we will no...
The Recorder's last print issue will be Sept. 26. After that, it's online only! Details here. 1. How is The Recorder being reinvented? The Recorder will expand our news and enterprise coverage through our daily digital offer...
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Today's DJ features the Appellate Zealots' column,  SLAPPing a mixed cause of action OK'd , about the Baral v. Schnitt opinion: "the Supreme Court decided that an anti-SLAPP motion may be brought against
the portion of a mixed cause action that arises from ...
Today's DJ features the Appellate Zealots' column, SLAPPing a mixed cause of action OK'd, about the Baral v. Schnitt opinion: "the Supreme Court decided that an anti-SLAPP motion may be brought against the portion of a mixed ...
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9th Cir. seeks Appellate Reps
Like appellate sanctions? Yesterday's installment is here . On the federal side: Ninth Circuit Seeks Candidates for Appellate Lawyer Representatives The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is seeking applicants from among the federal appell...
Like appellate sanctions? Yesterday's installment is here. On the federal side: Ninth Circuit Seeks Candidates for Appellate Lawyer Representatives The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is seeking applicant...
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