Nov. 17, 2017 Such Inferior Courts?
Under Article III Congress may ‘ordain and establish’ lower federal courts , but can it direct them to ‘promptly dismiss’ certain pending cases? As SCOTUS considers the question, Ben Feuer (Cal. App. Law Group) says its answer might skew the balance of federal power and lead to a more politicized judicial process. Also, Mitchell Keiter (Keiter Appellate Law) argues that SCOTUS should reverse the 9th Circuit in ‘NIFLA v. Becerra,’ a free speech and abortion case granted cert Monday.
Nov. 18, 2016 Weekly Appellate Report #28
Mitchell Keiter (Keiter Appellate Law) on why Prop 57’s passage threatens public safety and ‘fundamental notions of democracy and justice;’ Royal Oakes (Hinshaw & Culbertson) describes how Nickerson v. Stonebridge foretells higher punitives in insurance bad faith actions