Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Hiring Announcement: UC Hastings (Professor and Director of the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution)

Below is a hiring announcement from UC Hastings College of Law:

The University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco is conducting an open-rank search to hire one lateral tenured or tenure-track faculty member to begin July 1, 2022. The ideal candidate will be a productive scholar in the field of alternative dispute resolution, a successful teacher, and a visionary programmatic administrator capable of leading the nationally esteemed Center for Negotiation & Dispute Resolution (“CNDR”).

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September 28, 2021 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Fall 2021 Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshops

Now that the calendar has officially turned to fall, we have two new installments of the Unavailability Civil Procedure Workshop to announce.  This semester, they’re happening on Tuesdays at 3:00pm ET / 2:00pm CT / 1:00pm MT / 12:00pm PT. Here’s the Fall 2021 lineup:

October 12, 2021: Howard Wasserman & Rocky Rhodes -- Texas S.B.8

November 9, 2021: Linda Mullenix -- Sanctions



September 23, 2021 in Conferences/Symposia | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, September 20, 2021

Steinman on Bayefsky on Respect, Remedies & Article III

Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is my essay, Standing for Something More: Respect and Article III. I review a recent article by Rachel Bayefsky, Remedies and Respect: Rethinking the Role of Federal Judicial Relief, 109 Geo. L.J. 1263 (2021).




September 20, 2021 in Adam Steinman, Federal Courts, Recent Scholarship, Standing, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

SCOTUS Case on Section 1782 Discovery and Arbitration Is off the Argument Calendar

The Supreme Court has removed Servotronics, Inc. v. Rolls-Royce PLC, from its oral argument calendar. As covered earlier here, the case would have addressed “[w]hether the discretion granted to district courts in 28 U.S.C. §1782(a) to render assistance in gathering evidence for use in ‘a foreign or international tribunal’ encompasses private commercial arbitral tribunals.”

Today, petitioner’s counsel filed a letter indicating that it will be filing a Rule 46 dismissal motion.




September 8, 2021 in Discovery, Federal Courts, Recent Decisions, Supreme Court Cases | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 3, 2021

Carroll on Sabbeth & Steinberg on Gender and the Right to Counsel

Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Maureen Carroll’s essay, A Gendered Right to Counsel? Maureen reviews Kathryn Sabbeth and Jessica Steinberg’s article, The Gender of Gideon, 69 UCLA L. Rev. (forthcoming 2022).




September 3, 2021 in Recent Scholarship, Weblogs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, September 2, 2021

SCOTUS Order in Texas Abortion Case

Late last night, the Supreme Court issued its order in Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson, denying by a 5-4 vote the application for injunctive relief or, in the alternative, to vacate the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the district court proceedings.

The ruling is supported by one long, unsigned paragraph, followed by four dissenting opinions: one by Chief Justice Roberts (joined by Justices Breyer and Kagan); one by Justice Breyer (joined by Justices Sotomayor and Kagan); one by Justice Sotomayor (joined by Justices Breyer and Kagan); and one by Justice Kagan (joined by Justices Breyer and Sotomayor).




September 2, 2021 in Current Affairs, Federal Courts, Recent Decisions, Supreme Court Cases | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Purdue Pharma Plan

Today Judge Robert Drain of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York approved a plan that gives individual members of the Sackler Family immunity from civil lawsuits relating to the opioid epidemic. Here’s coverage from NPR, New York Times, and Washington Post.



September 1, 2021 in Mass Torts, Recent Decisions | Permalink | Comments (0)