Thursday, June 8, 2017

Appellate Sanctions watch

Image result for give 'em hell4/3 comes out swinging this morning.
First, frivolous appeal sanctions against a vexatious pro-per attorney ($5K to respondent and $500 for the court), who has pursued a "decade-long crusade" in this case here. (MetNews story here.)
Second, a milder footnote swipe against a pro-per appellant here (fn. 3 begins: "Appellant's] opening brief on appeal is, to put it mildly, difficult to read and understand.").

Also of note today, the 9th Cir. dissent here, decrying "egregious" "deceit and dishonorable conduct ... unworthy of members of the bar."

Have you got spizzerinctum? Ananya Vinay (age 12) does, which is why Acting Gov. Gavin Newsom declares today her special day here.