Thursday, April 7, 2016


Today's DJ has an article by retired Judge Steven Brick (titled Grant Review, Retain Precedent [in the print version of the paper] and No Longer Considered Published [in the online version]) about the pending proposed revision to CRC 8.1105(e), in which he argues for Alternative A -- i.e., that unless the Supremes order otherwise, an appellate court's opinion would remain published and would have "the same binding or precedential effect that it had prior to the grant of review."

The April issue of Los Angeles Lawyer magazine has a practice tips article by H&L's Steve Fleischman and David Ettinger titled Recent Caselaw Affecting the Disentitlement Doctrine and Civil Appeals (at pp. 10-12).

On Monday, Division 8 hosts high school students as part of the ACE program. Details here.

And here's one with a name we (appellate nerds) all recognize: Kurwa v. Kislinger.

"The district court's ruling errs in so many respects that it is hard to know where to begin." Sounds like a line from an opening brief, right? Actually, it's from today's scathing opinion from the 1st Circuit ordering Puerto Rico to recognize same-sex marriage.