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The reality of appealing a verdict to a higher court

Got this from John Ross’s review of federal circuit decisions: “This court once observed, ‘[w]hen a party comes to us with nine grounds for reversing the district court, that usually means there are none.’ [Plaintiff] comes to us with twenty-seven.” … Continue reading

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The “not a crime to think negative thoughts about people” defense

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Court filings showed that a white nationalist and lieutenant in the US Coast Guard had amassed 15 firearms and 1,000 rounds of ammunition and used his work computer to create a list of journalists, politicians, professors, … Continue reading

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Civil Gideon? I hope so.

Is Housing Step One Toward Establishing Civil ‘Gideon’? Andrew Denney, New York Law Journal August 10, 2017    As Mayor Bill de Blasio prepares to sign a bill to ensure that all tenants in housing court have legal counsel, several … Continue reading

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