Monday, January 12, 2015

2d District Vacancies (5) & Names (12)

The 2d DCA currently has five vacancies, in Divisions 1, 3, 5, 6 and 7.
Today's MetNews reports:

Veteran appellate lawyer Kent Richland is under consideration for appointment to the Court of Appeal ...
Richland, who co-founded the firm of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland in 1983, has practiced in the field since 1971. His firm describes itself as “one of the two largest civil appellate specialty firms in California.”
The MetNews has previously reported that White House attorney LaMar Baker; Los Angeles attorney Bradley Phillips; Ventura Superior Court Judge Tari Cody; Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Russell Kussman, Richard Rico, John Segal, Luis Lavin, Helen Bendix and Sanjay Kumar; and Southwestern Law School professor Christopher Cameron have had their names sent to the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation as possible appointees to the Court of Appeal.
[Update 1/14: Today's MetNews adds another name: Judge Rita Miller Under Consideration for Court of Appeal]

File this under "How to Lose in SCOTUS": High Court Reverses Cert. After Litigant Is A No-Show (Law360):
After he won a rare chance to have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, a pro se litigant fell off the high court's radar last month and missed a filing deadline, leading to a Friday decision tossing his appeal over federal courts' power to extend the deadline for serving a complaint.