Wednesday, October 28, 2015

No reporter, no appeal

Appellate specialist Jens Koepke presents No Court Reporter, No Chance On Appeal, in today's DJ, about the Jameson v. Desta decision. The article begins:
Image result for empty chair court reporterThe nightmares that California lawyers imagined arising from the court funding crisis have come true: A recent decision shows that not having a court reporter during a trial or hearing can doom your appeal.
(Along similar lines, see this 2/5 decision, again highlighting the split in approach about the importance of RTs.)

Also in today's DJ, Eric Kingsley asks Will the Court Follow Scalia or Holmes?
This week, Justice Anton Scalia will surpass Oliver Wendell Holmes as the 15th-longest serving Supreme Court justice in American history.