Appellate Advocacy Blog

Editor: Tessa L. Dysart
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Friday, September 1, 2017

Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup September 1, 2017


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 to include, feel free to send Dan a quick email or a message on Twitter (@Daniel_L_Real).

Hurricane Harvey:

Obviously a large portion of the news this past week was consumed with Hurricane Harvey and its impacts.  Relevant specifically to the legal world, the Texas Supreme Court issued an emergency order allowing out-of-state lawyers to assist Hurricane victims in Texas.


TX Supreme Court Order

Travel Ban in Appellate Court Again:

President Trump's Administration's travel ban was back in the appellate court again this week.  On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments about how broadly the  ban can be implemented while awaiting Supreme Court review and decision on the ban.  A June order from the Supreme Court declared that the ban could not be enforced against people with a “bona fide relationship” with the United States, and a federal district court subsequently ruled that the Administration was interpreting the exemption too narrowly to exclude people whose relatives in the United States are grandparents or cousins.


Politico Article Concerning Arguments

How Appealing compilation of links about the arguments, their aftermath, predictions, etc.

Circuit Splits:

Jason Steed maintains a list on his blog keeping track of some of the issues for which there is currently a split among the federal circuit courts of appeal.  Jason Steed.


Circuit Splits

Employment Listings:

Looking for work in the appellate world?  Consider this posting from the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial District, for an Appellate Court Attorney:


Job Posting


Practice tips this week are for judges!  Here's an article on lessons for judges who use social media:


Article on Social Media Use for Judges  (Hat Tip to Chief Judge Dillard)


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