Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Law360 roundup & more

Law360 has some key appellate news today:

High Court Contender Jackson Confirmed To DC Circ. The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the D.C. Circuit, with three Republicans joining Democrats to elevate the potential future U.S. Supreme Court candidate to the "second-highest court in the land."
[Bloomberg Law has Jackson confirmed to D.C.  Circuit, First Biden Appellate Judge -- Jackson, 50, is the ninth Black woman to become a federal appellate judge. ]

Justices Say Appeals Courts Can Look Outside Trial Record
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an appeals court reviewing a case for plain error based on an intervening high court decision can reach outside the trial record and look to the entire record in a case.

Justices' Financial Disclosures Reveal Book Sales, Inheritance
The U.S. Supreme Court justices have released their financial disclosures for 2020, revealing the year's most successful book author on the court and another justice's seven-figure inheritance.

CLA Litigation Section's Monthly Litigation Update is available here.