Court Talk: Reality TV v. Court Reality. As the first guest of a podcast launched by the National Center for State Courts, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye discussed the impact courtroom television dramas have on the public's trust and confidence. Hear the Chief discuss Judge Wapner v. Judge Judy... (The podcast is about 11 minutes.)
Today's DJ also features US Supreme Court will consider class certification appellate jurisdiction by Sonya Winner of Covington & Burling, about Microsoft v. Baker:
May a plaintiff whose effort to obtain class action treatment is rejected obtain immediate appellate review of that decision simply by entering a conditional voluntary dismissal of her own claim? Several circuits have answered this question resoundingly in the negative. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held otherwise, and the Supreme Court will resolve the conflict next term in Microsoft v. Baker, 15-457.From the Ninth, how's this for an opening to a dissent: "Today the majority goes off the rails. "