Thursday, February 9, 2017

Appellate grab bag...

The Recorder offers: Why the Ninth Circuit Should Not be Split.

The DJ presents 9th Circuit Stream Most Watched in Court History, about how over 136,000 people watched the travel ban argument. Judge Kozinski, who made streaming arguments available when he was chief judge, said, "It is rewarding to find out people actually use them. If nobody watched, I would be disappointed."

Image result for grab bagThe DJ also features CAFA Conundrum: Diversity is What Counts, by Reed Smith appellate specialists Jim Martin and David de Jesus, about the controversy over the scope of CAFA's appellate review provision, and noting that the 9th Circuit recently joined "the 5th, 6th, and 8th Circuits in holding that CAFA's appellate review provision is limited to remand orders where a party claims diversity jurisdiction under CAFA" in Chan Healthcare Group, PS v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., 844 F.3d 1133 (9th Cir. 2017).

And see in the DJ Lawyers Form Jazz Music Group, Enjoy Fun, Friendship, about the quartet known as the Singers-in-Law, which plays at many local bar events, sometimes accompanied on the piano by PJ Gilbert, whose wife Barbara is one of the quartet. See them next at Vitello's in Studio City on March 3. (Yes, that Vitello's.)