Monday, February 28, 2011
Although not torts-related, a recent article by Anthony J. Franze and R. Stanton Jones of Arnold & Porter should be of interest to anyone who handles federal appeals. In With Friends Like These: The Troubling Implications of the Government's Recent Effort to Block Amicus Curiae Briefs in a Controversial White Collar Criminal Appeal, Franze and Jones look at the government's "resistance" to amicus briefs in a controversial white collar case in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. There, the government is urging the Eighth Circuit to adopt a restrictive standard for allowing amicus briefs in general. Franze and Jones explore the implications of this restrictive standard, and argue it should not be adopted.
Thanks to Ben Garner for the info.