Journal of Appellate Practice & Process Looking for State-focused Articles
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by Tessa L. Dysart
11M ago
The Journal of Appellate Practice & Process is looking for one or two more articles or essays for our Summer 2024 issue. In particular, we are looking for articles that focus on either the work of state appellate courts or ..read more
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The Optics of Ending Affirmative Action
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by Adam Lamparello
11M ago
In Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, the United States Supreme Court ended affirmative action in college admissions.[1] Specifically, the Court held that race-based considerations in the admissions process violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.[2] Writing for the majority ..read more
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The newest issue of the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process
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by Tessa L. Dysart
11M ago
The old adage "better late than never" certainly applies to the latest issue of the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. Here is a press release from NITA, our editing partner, announcing its release: Journal of Appellate Practice and Process ..read more
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Political Debates and Oral Advocacy: Differences and Similarities
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by Robert S. Peck
11M ago
Watching the past week’s Republican presidential candidate debate and its subsequent press coverage caused me to reflect on the differences between that type of political debate and appellate oral argument. Some of the differences are obvious. In political debate, candidates ..read more
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Dear Arizona Supreme Court--Please Keep the Table of Authorities.
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by Tessa L. Dysart
11M ago
Earlier this year I blogged about a rules change petition pending before the Arizona Supreme Court to do away with the Table of Authorities. As I explain in the post, the attorneys petitioning the Court for the change argue that ..read more
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What Makes a Great Attorney – The Intangibles
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by Adam Lamparello
11M ago
The best attorneys often, but not always, share common characteristics. They are incredibly intelligent. They often graduated from top law schools and were ranked at the top of their law school classes. They were on law review. They obtained federal ..read more
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Judge Michael’s Brief-Writing Tips, Part 2
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by Stephanie R. Williams
11M ago
Last post, I shared part of a great list of ten brief-writing tips from the Hon. Terrence L. Michael, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma and a member of the Bankruptcy ..read more
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All Words are Made Up: Thoughts on Using Dictionaries for Statutory Interpretation
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by Jayne T. Woods
1y ago
I am a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and one of my favorite lines comes from Thor in Avengers: Infinity War. Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy are trying to stop the mad Titan Thanos from destroying ..read more
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Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup Friday, August 4, 2023
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by Catharine Du Bois
1y ago
Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure ..read more
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"You Write Like a Law Clerk." Ouch.
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by Leah A. Tedford
1y ago
I clerked for three years before entering private practice. It was easy to be a sponge and soak up the good tactics of the attorneys I observed, the procedures of the courts where I worked, and familiarity with new areas ..read more
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