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Appellate Court Upholds Exoneration of Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder

Posted on 24 May, 2021 at 11:40 Comments comments (18863)

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upholds the exoneration of a man wrongly convicted of murder in Houston. According to the Texas Monthly, Lydell Grant was arrested for the murder of a man outside a nightclub in 2010. Six eyewitnesses identified Grant in a lineup as th...

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Top 5 Appellate Courtrooms in America

Posted on 15 April, 2021 at 13:50 Comments comments (3523)

This country has some pretty great appellate courtrooms. It is always exciting to present your case at oral argument, but it is even more enthralling when you appear before one of the great appellate courtrooms in our nation. We have had the opportunity of being in some of America’s great appellate courtrooms and here is our top 5 list:

Number 5 (tie) - Massachusetts Court of Appeals – These c...

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Ashley Judd Wins Appeal Against Harvey Weinstein

Posted on 29 July, 2020 at 14:05 Comments comments (27252)

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court decision dismissing Ashley Judd's sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein. The case stems from Judd's claims that Weinstein lured her to a hotel room in the 1990s and made sexual advances toward her. After turning down his advances, Judd claims that Weinstein effectively blacklisted her from the film industry.

Judd filed suit for sexual hara...

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U.S. Selective Service Male-Only Military Draft Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted on 26 February, 2019 at 11:10 Comments comments (8518)

A Texas federal court judge has ruled that the United States' male-only draft registration requirement is unconstitutional. The Selective Service System currently requires all males between the ages of 18 to 25 to register for the draft. The Texas case was brought by two draft age men along with a National Coalition of Men which is a non-profit rights organization on behalf of men who argued this was gender-based discrimination. According to the

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Harvey Weinstein Asks Court to Certify Appeal to Dismiss Sex Trafficking Claim

Posted on 21 February, 2019 at 10:30 Comments comments (7886)

Acccording to Courthouse News Service, attorneys for Harvey Weinstein are seeking a stay and permission to file an interlocutory appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Weinstein's attorneys want an immediate review of a district court order which refused to dismiss claims of sex trafficking against the producer.

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United States Supreme Court Holds Civil Forfeiture Law Violates the Constitution

Posted on 20 February, 2019 at 14:20 Comments comments (9868)

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued a ruling on the constitutionality of civil forfeiture laws. Civil forfeiture laws allow for private property to be seized and forfeited to the government when the property has been used in a crime. Over the years, the civil forfeiture laws have been used to raise significant revenue for states and municipalities. As the use of these laws has increased, so has its criticism. Many have argued that the laws have been a...

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Appellate Court Holds Rumors About Sleeping with the Boss Can be Sex Discrimination

Posted on 20 February, 2019 at 0:00 Comments comments (6868)

Appellate attorneys successfully argued that spreading rumors about sleeping with the boss can give rise to claims for sex discrimination. According to HR Dive, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's ruling that rumors about sleeping your way to the top is not an actionable sex discrimination claim. The ...

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10 Best Appellate Attorney Practices

Posted on 14 February, 2019 at 17:30 Comments comments (2660)

10 Best Appellate Attorney Practices: 

Whether you are looking to appeal a criminal conviction or appeal a civil court order or judgment, there are a number of practices that should be employed by any good appellate attorney.

Lawyers who are not familiar with appeals...

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How to Select a Criminal Appeal Lawyer

Posted on 13 February, 2019 at 13:30 Comments comments (4137)

How to Select a Criminal Appeal Lawyer

Often criminal defendants who lost at trial want to appeal their conviction. Most of the time, a person convicted of a crime does not know what to look for when selecting a an attorney to handle an appeal.

Here are seven things you should look for when selecting a

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Appellate Attorneys Will Again Argue Over the Second Amendment Right to Openly Carry a Gun

Posted on 10 February, 2019 at 17:10 Comments comments (1984)

Appellate attorneys will again argue before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals the issue of whether "the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to openly carry guns in self-defense." According to Reuters, the Ninth Circuit will convene and hear arguments before the entire appellate panel in Young v Haw...

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