Friday, December 20, 2013

DJ appellate roundup

Appellate lawyer Janet Gusdorff offers Legal Writing Tips ... From a 2-Year-Old, about how very short declarative sentences can pack a punch. Do they? You bet.

And law student Josh Stein (and future FFF clerk) encapsulates his recent law review article into a DJ column, Improve Arguments with Zero Extra Cost, about 2/8's tentative opinion practices.

Also, a second CD Cal judge, Beverly Reid O'Connell, following the precedent of Judge Dean Pregerson, has recused herself in the Nissan Leaf case involving CJ Kozinski as an objector (Second Judge Withdraws From Case With 9th Circuit Chief Judge as Objector).

And see today's MetNews for Ninth Circuit Holds Pro Hac Vice Admittance Fees Not Recoverable Among Prevailing Party Costs (re Kalitta Air L.L.C. v. Central Texas Airborne System). [1/21/14 update: see here]