Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello 2016!

Happy new year. Apparently it was not a safe assumption that there would be no SoCal appellate news over the holidays during the last couple weeks of the year...

The Supreme Court has announced a change to the targeted effective date for possible amendments to the California Rules of Court concerning publication of appellate opinions after grant of review (rule 8.1105(e)(1)) and the citation of such opinions (rule 8.1115). In light of the extensive comments received, and in order to allow appropriate review, the proposed effective date of any new rules is extended from January 1, 2016, to July 1, 2016.

The DJ presented State High Court Adds Justices, Shifts Procedures in 2015. The article notes how the newest appointees have annual law clerks (Liu has 4, Cuellar and Kruger each have 2).

And, in action worthy of separate posts, the Gov announced the appointment of Martin Tangeman as associate justice to 2/6 and Marsha Slough to 4/2 both on Dec. 23... Now that's a nice Xmas gift!

Chief Justice Roberts Issues 2015 Year-End Report

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has issued his 2015 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, focusing on amendments made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The report is the eleventh since Roberts was appointed chief justice in 2005. For reports from previous years, visit the U.S. Supreme Court website

And the 9th Circuit announces: Online Citation Sources Added to Docket.

On Feb. 13 in Universal City, Rutter presents an Employment Litigation program featuring Supreme Court Justices Chin and Cuellar, and Court of Appeal Justices Edmon, Wiseman (ret.), and 9th Circuit Judge Callahan.