Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Justice Werdegar's last arguments in LA next week

Today's DJ offers Retiring State High Court Justice Lauded by Colleagues, about how Justice Werdegar (who will retire this summer) "received celebratory plaudits from her high court colleagues at her penultimate oral argument session" yesterday in San Francisco. The Chief and five other justices each made remarks. The Chief said, "She has blazed her own trail with style, grace, wisdom and tenacity. She speaks in a way that reminds us all of our duty here at the high court, and what we are supposed to be doing here." See the article for additional quotes from other justices. Justice Werdegar's final oral argument session will be in LA next week.

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"even the 'good hombres' are not safe"
Also in today's DJ see 9th Circuit Judge Blasts Trump Administration Immigration Policy, about Judge Reinhardt's concurrence in Ortiz v. Sessions, where he writes: "We are compelled to deny Mr. Magana Ortiz's request for a stay of removal because we do not have authority to grant it. We are not, however, compelled to find the government's action in this case fair or just." And, "We are unable to prevent Magana Ortiz's removal, yet it is contrary to the values of this nation and its legal system." "I concur as a judge, but as a citizen I do not."
(Law360 has Even 'Good Hombres' Not Safe From Removal: 9th Circ. Judge.)

And see: Meet the Government Lawyer Who Tweets '@SCOTUSplaces':
"I think people are often surprised there’s this community of appellate lawyers on Twitter. People would not expect that because of the stereotype of appellate lawyers and lawyers in general who are slow to change, slow to adapt to technology. But what Twitter allows you to do is curate your intake of news. If you’re interested in the Supreme Court, you can follow Scotusblog. And then there is the fun aspect of this community of appellate practitioners who are also interested in sort of a geeky way in cases that come out of the Supreme Court, the federal rules and legal writing."