Wednesday, December 6, 2023

6th DCA seeks summer externs & more

The Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District welcomes law student applications for the 2024 Summer Judicial Externship Program. Click here for more info.

Jackson Urges High Court To Dispose Of Automatic Vacaturs -- Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on Tuesday again criticized a procedural mechanism that obligates the justices to vacate lower court opinions and offered up an alternative analysis they could use to decide whether to vacate rulings by the lower courts.
Justice Jackson made her suggestion in a concurring opinion accompanying the court's first decision of the term, in which the justices unanimously dismissed as moot an appeal by Acheson Hotels LLC challenging a First Circuit panel ruling that so-called Americans with Disabilities Act "testers" like plaintiff Deborah Laufer have standing to bring discrimination claims against a business for failing to provide accessibility information, even if they never plan to visit the business. The justices also vacated the First Circuit's opinion.
Jones Day Picks Up 8 More US Supreme Court Clerks -- The firm recruited another group of former clerks who worked with Republican-nominated judges on the U.S. Supreme Court.