Friday, December 7, 2018
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 atDReal@Creighton.edu or a message on Twitter (@Daniel_L_Real).
Supreme Court Opinions and News:
Read a preview of the arguments HERE.
Read a Bloomberg Law post-argument review HERE.
Read a Twitter thread post-argument predicting that dual prosecution rule won't be overturned HERE.
Federal Appellate Court Opinions and News:
On Monday, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts announced the appointment of the federal judiciary's first judicial integrity officer, Jill Langley, director of workplace relations for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and recognized employment dispute resolution expert. Read more HERE.
State Appellate Court Opinions and News:
The California Court of Appeals this week upheld a finding that universities are responsible for student safety when students are participating in curricular activities. The holding came in the appeal of a case where a student was stabbed. The appellate court had, in a prior appeal, ruled that the school was entitled to summary judgment. That ruling, however, was reversed by the California Supreme Court. After remand for trial and a subsequent appeal of a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, the appellate court has affirmed the school's responsibility. Read more HERE.
#AppellateTwitter member Raffi Melkonin observed a day's worth of oral arguments this past week and put together a Twitter thread on his observations about what differentiated effective and non-effective arguments. Some great information HERE.
Appellate Job Openings:
The Maryland Office of the Attorney General is seeking applicants for an Assistant Attorney General for the Courts & Judicial Affairs Unit. The position would likely include substantial appellate responsibilities on behalf of the state. More information HERE.