Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Defending the federal courts

  • Today's DJ features Dean Chemerinsky in The Rule of Law, about how "One of the most basic aspects of the rule of law is that no one, not even the president, is above the law." He urges all those in the legal profession to condemn attacks on the judiciary.

  • Similarly, the DJ runs Richard Hamar's articles 9th Circuit Deserves More Respect, about the Ninth Circuit, its history and statistics, and presidential disputes with courts. He too concludes that attorneys need to vigorously support the Circuit and the federal judiciary.
  • Standing to appeal is usually a no-brainer. But for an example of an appeal dismissed for lack of standing, click here.