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Of Dog worship & typos...
Bed's latest column is out. He's gone from last month's "people don't read" to "people don't proofread."  Bedsworth: In Floridian Police Dog Rugs We Trust "[T]he cool kids are not the ones who can quote the California Style Manual. Proofreading is not a cho...
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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 4D),
located at 2...
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A strong opening and closing
Here's published case today with a great opening and closing: "There are no free houses." These are the words of the bankruptcy judge who allowed the instant home foreclosure to go forward. It rejected appellant's theory of "wrongful foreclosure." Thereafte...
Here's published case today with a great opening and closing: "There are no free houses." These are the words of the bankruptcy judge who allowed the instant home foreclosure to go forward. It rejected appellant's theory of ...
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Fresno gets fancy with e-filing
Some pdfs are better than others! The 5th District will soon be requiring a special form of numbering for briefs and it's requiring e-bookmarks embedded in pdfs. Check out local rule 8 here . Beginning  March 23, 2015 , attorneys and self-represented litiga...
Some pdfs are better than others! The 5th District will soon be requiring a special form of numbering for briefs and it's requiring e-bookmarks embedded in pdfs. Check out local rule 8 here. Beginning March 23, 2015, attorne...
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Justice Woods to retire at the end of March
Justice Fred Woods of 2/7 told a group of high school students visiting his chambers this morning as part of the Appellate Court Experience program that he is retiring from the Court of Appeal effective March 31, his 80th birthday. When asked what he intend...
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Federal Stats are out
2014 Reports on Federal Courts Caseload and
Activities Released Reports on the 2014 caseload of the federal
courts and the activities of Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts were
released today. The  2014 Judicial Business of the United Stat...
2014 Reports on Federal Courts Caseload and Activities Released Reports on the 2014 caseload of the federal courts and the activities of Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts were released today. The 2014 Judicial Busine...
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Appellate credentials help lead to the bench?
Governor Brown Appoints Three to San Francisco County
Superior Court SACRAMENTO
– Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Ross C.
Moody, Joseph M. Quinn and Sharon M. Reardon to judgeships in the San
Francisco County Superior Court. ...
Governor Brown Appoints Three to San Francisco County Superior Court SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Ross C. Moody, Joseph M. Quinn and Sharon M. Reardon to judgeships in the San ...
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The fat lady keeps singing + enlarging 4/2
Another entry in the 2015 first-line contest today, this time from PJ Gilbert, in McReady v. Whorf . Sometimes it's not over when it's over. A bankruptcy extinguished defendant debtor's liability on a judgment in favor of plaintiff. But here it did not exti...
Another entry in the 2015 first-line contest today, this time from PJ Gilbert, in McReady v. Whorf. Sometimes it's not over when it's over. A bankruptcy extinguished defendant debtor's liability on a judgment in favor of pla...
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2d DCA pro tem update
The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until April 30, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Di...
The following are currently sitting on assignment: Judge Helen Bendix of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until April 30, 2015 Judge Anne Harwood Egerton of the Los Angeles Superior Co...
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Standing desks = shorter briefs?
Today's Wall St. Journal has a front page article about the proposed federal rule to drop briefs from 14K to 12.5K words:  Why Lawyers Object to Making Legal Briefs Briefer: Plan to shrink briefs to 12,500 words draws protests from attorneys, cheers from bl...
Today's Wall St. Journal has a front page article about the proposed federal rule to drop briefs from 14K to 12.5K words: Why Lawyers Object to Making Legal Briefs Briefer: Plan to shrink briefs to 12,500 words draws protests...
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Justice Mosk asks: What happened to the sports page?
Justice Mosk's article in today's DJ asks "What happened to the sports page?" "Chief Justice Earl Warren once told me that in reading the newspaper, he
always read the sports page first to read about mans' accomplishments, and then
the front page to read ab...
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New for 2015 - A Judicial Council Stipulation form!
Have you ever filed a stipulated extension of time for briefing in the California Court of Appeal? Of course you have! Who hasn't?!? But haven't you always wondered why there was no Judicial Council form for this most common of all filing? Well, as of Jan. ...
Have you ever filed a stipulated extension of time for briefing in the California Court of Appeal? Of course you have! Who hasn't?!? But haven't you always wondered why there was no Judicial Council form for this most common ...
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