“I’m like the heavy.I’ve gone out pretty heavyagainst lawyers fordoing the wrong thing.”  In The Heavy, today’s DJ reports 1st District Court of Appeal Justice James Richman doesn’t hold back when he feels litigants or their attorneys have crossed a line. [The DJ’s last profile of 1/2’s Richman was in October 2007, titled From Pen-and-Paper Man to Internet Guru.] “Richman is especially known for opinions criticizing what he views as excessive use of the automatic…
Judges, particularly appellate judges, don’t get much public interaction in their jobs. So, judges are learning to use social media to connect with and educate the public about their roles. Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard has helped blaze that trail, adopting the mantra that, “If you’re a judge and you’re not on social media, that’s political malpractice.” In this week’s episode, Judge Dillard explains why it’s crucial for judges to be actively engaged…
Law360 has Judge Paez Gives Biden 3rd Opening on 9th Circuit, which notes that his going senior “gives Biden a third opening on the sprawling appeals court and a 14th appellate vacancy overall.” (There are three vacancies in the 9th and 2d Circuits; two in the 10th and D.C. Circuits, and one in the 1st, 4th, 7th, and Fed. Circuits.) Appellate experts previously told Law360 that likely contenders for a California seat on the…
“As you know, the Ninth Circuit has conducted all of its hearings remotely since the beginning of the pandemic. As the Court looks towards the post-pandemic reopening of its courtrooms, and considers the timing and logistics for the transition to that reopening, the Court is seeking input from the bar about the best way to move forward. The Ninth Circuit Appellate Lawyer Representatives and the Clerk’s Office have drafted a survey designed to assist the…
The Record reports With Paez Going Senior, 9th Circuit Faces Third Judicial Vacancy – Judge Richard Paez is taking senior status after more than two decades on the bench. Judge Richard Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is taking senior status after 21 years on the bench. Paez is the third Ninth Circuit judge to announce plans to go senior, a form of semi-retirement, this year. Judges Marsha Berzon in…
Bloomberg Law has Men Repeat at Lectern—Firms, U.S. Drive Supreme Court Gender Gap noting: Women argued 18% of cases this term (since 2011 that figure has fluctuated between 12% and 22%); five individual men argued 13% of cases’ men outnumbered women advocates 125 to 28; for first-time advocates, 11 were women and 37 were men. “The Supreme Court bar is overwhelmingly white and male.”…