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7 Nov, 2023

Developments in the Courts of Appeals

2023-11-07T15:31:29-06:00November 7th, 2023|Tags: , |

The federal circuit courts of appeals play a vital role in shaping American jurisprudence by interpreting and applying federal laws. These courts serve as a crucial level of review, handling a wide range of cases from all areas of federal law. Let’s take a closer look at some recent news and noteworthy cases: First Circuit [...]

28 Aug, 2023

Women on the Federal Bench

2023-08-28T11:42:24-05:00August 28th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

On October 25th, 2021, Myrna Pérez, a voting rights expert, made history as the first civil rights lawyer confirmed to a federal appellate court under the Biden administration. A week later, Beth Robinson, a celebrated civil rights attorney and former Vermont Supreme Court justice, joined Pérez on the Second Circuit. In the subsequent months, Jennifer [...]

23 Aug, 2023

San Francisco’s Homelessness Problem Reaches 9th Circuit

2023-08-23T13:32:24-05:00August 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , , |

An upcoming hearing at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has cast a spotlight on the ongoing debate surrounding treatment of homeless individuals in San Francisco. The heart of the matter surrounds a court order that temporarily bars city officials from dismantling tent encampments. This legal issue revolves around the enforcement [...]

27 Jun, 2023

Remembering H. Lee Sarokin: The Judge Who Fought for Justice

2023-06-27T09:06:55-05:00June 27th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

The judicial world mourns the loss of H. Lee Sarokin, a distinguished federal judge known for his landmark decisions and unwavering dedication to justice. Sarokin, who passed away at the age of 94, played a pivotal role in freeing boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and gained recognition for his bold assertion that tobacco companies conspired to [...]

21 Jun, 2023

Circuit Court of Appeals Services

2023-06-21T15:17:55-05:00June 21st, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Filing a Circuit Court appellate brief requires a deep understanding of the specific rules and procedures governing each jurisdiction. We offer a comprehensive range of services designed to assist filers in successfully navigating the complexities of federal appeals. Whether you need document review, proofreading, consultation, or printing, binding, and shipping services, our experienced professionals are [...]

30 May, 2023

Circuit Court Newsletter: May 2023

2023-05-30T16:24:06-05:00May 30th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Judge Selya Way The City of Providence, Rhode Island, will rename Fulton Street, between Memorial Street and Exchange Street and adjacent to the U.S. Courthouse, "Judge Selya Way," in honor of Providence native and First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Bruce M. Selya. More information is [...]

16 May, 2023

Brad Garcia—First Latino Appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

2023-05-16T10:39:05-05:00May 16th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

In a step toward increased diversity in the judicial system, Brad Garcia, a former partner at O’Melveny & Myers, has been confirmed as the first Latino to serve on the prestigious U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Garcia’s 53-40 Senate confirmation vote demonstrates support from both sides of the political spectrum. Garcia's confirmation [...]

11 Apr, 2023

Conflicting Court of Appeals Mifepristone Rulings

2023-04-11T14:40:20-05:00April 11th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

On April 7, 2023, two conflicting rulings on the provision of mifepristone—the drug used for medication abortion—were issued by two separate federal court judges, one in Texas and one in Washington State. U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Judge Kacsmaryk issued a preliminary injunction in his case, Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. [...]

27 Mar, 2023

Circuit Court Newsletter: March 2023

2023-03-27T14:52:52-05:00March 27th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Order Implementing Procedures for the Filing of Highly Sensitive Documents On February 9, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued this order implementing new procedures for the filing of highly sensitive documents (HSDs). HSDs are documents containing information that is likely [...]

28 Feb, 2023

Federal Courts Explained—Federal Circuit

2023-02-28T14:35:51-06:00February 28th, 2023|Tags: , , |

The United States federal court system is a hierarchical structure consisting of three levels: the district courts, the courts of appeals, and the Supreme Court. District courts are trial-level courts who have jurisdiction over a wide range of federal cases, including criminal cases, civil cases involving federal law, and cases involving federal agencies. The courts [...]