Essays

Report from the Appellate Summit (The Virginia One)

Emergency Appeals: a How-To Guide

Third-Quarter David/Goliath Index

How Fortunate Are We?

On Language and Diplomacy in the Appellate World

Notes on Recent (And Future) Appellate Developments

SCOTUS Builds a Different Kind of Wall

News from the Appellate World

SCOTUS Reverses SCV in Fourth Amendment Case

SCOTUS Grants Cert in Uranium-Mining Case

Note on Appellate Developments

News and Notes from the Appellate World

Musings on a Quiet Appellate Landscape

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

What’s Up In The Appellate World

SCV Announces Writ-Procedure Change

Update on Current Appellate Developments

Preparing for Oral Argument the Virginia Way

SCOTUS Reverses Leblanc Ruling

A Look Inside the SCV’s 2016 Statistics

SCOTUS Vacates Gloucester School Judgment

Analysis of Washington v. Trump

The Top Appellate Stories of 2016

ROBOLAWYERS? REALLY?

Update on Recent (And Upcoming) Appellate Developments

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

Supreme Court Convenes “Road Shows”

Three Recent Low-Profile Rulings

A Fresh Look at Appellate Oral Argument

Some Appellate Odds and Ends

Analysis of McDonnell v. U.S.

When Preservation Becomes Painful

Notes on Recent Appellate Developments

The Stories Behind Those SCV Statistics

A Fresh Look at SCV Statistics

Every Appellant’s Dream Opinion

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

The Evolution of Appellate Oral Argument

A ‘Souvenir’ from the ABA Summit

Appellate Courts’ Holiday Closings

Appellate News and Notes

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

Two Upcoming Appellate Summits

Some Awful What-Ifs on the SCV Dispute

An Updated and Improved VANA

Political Squabble Produces a Judicial Mess

Governor Appoints Roush to Supreme Court

Some 2014 Statistics, Decoded

More on the SCV Deadlock: A Puzzle Solved

Supreme Court Responds to Political Dispute — Sort Of

Liberal or Conservative? SCV Voting Patterns

Another SCOTUS Blockbuster — Obergefell v. Hodges

Thoughts on King v. Burwell

Millette to Retire in July

SCV Justices in New Video

On the Death of Bill Zinsser

Does Noting an Appeal Divest the Trial Court of Jurisdiction?

Sometimes, Even an Exoneration Can Be Scary

New Rules – Here, and on the Horizon

Kelsey Elected to SCV

Important Appealabilty Ruling from SCOTUS

VANA at the Ten-Year Mark

The Passing of an Appellate Giant

Note on the Death of Judge Ney

Legislative News and Note on Rehearings

Appellate Courts’ Holiday Closings

Supreme Court Elects New Chief Justice

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

Three Noteworthy Appellate Decisions

Chief Justice Kinser to Retire

Some Significant Appellate Developments

SCV’s Micro-Session

News and Notes

Weather Closes Courts Again

Snow Shutters Appellate Courts

How Many Issues?

SCV Posts Oral Arguments Online

Judiciary Weathers Budget Impasse

Federal Government Shutdown

Update on Appellate Developments

Virginia’s Standard for Temporary Injunctions

Session Week Programming Note

SCV’s “Road Shows”

Tech Age Staggers Into Virginia

How SCOTUS Finessed Jurisdiction in US v. Windsor

Nine Reasons Why Appellate Practice Is Better Than Trial Practice

Priceless Guidance, Straight from the Consumer

A Hard Look at Some Painful Numbers

The Procedure Geek’s Guide to US v. Windsor

SCV Seeks Comment on Reciprocity Procedures

SCV to Weigh in on Gambling Statute

Notes on Recent Developments

A Titan Moves On

Where Have All the Cases Gone?

Supreme Court Selects New Staff Attorney

Report on Recent Appellate Developments

SCOTUS Reinstates Liberty Univ. v. Geithner

Note on the Passing of Justice Whiting

The Demurrer Trap

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

An Appellate Lawyer’s Look at Supreme Court Statistics

Note on Recent and Future Appelate Events

Even More FAQs

SCV to Convene Writ Panels in Bristol, Williamsburg

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Rehearings*

Appellate Myths and Legends (And a Few Facts)

Appellate Courts Begin New Terms

News From Both Sides of Ninth Street

Supreme Court Schedules July Writ Panels

Review of the Week’s Appellate Caselaw

Justice Mims Provides “Musings of a Rookie Justice”

Update on March Appellate Developments

Note on Justice Hassell’s Passing

Updates on Recent Appellate Developments

Historic Day at the Supreme Court

Fourth Circuit Approaches Full Strength

Weather-Related Court Closings, and How They Affect Your Deadlines

Recent Appellate News and Notes

Supreme Court Turns Up Heat on Modified Assignments

A Shaken-Up Session Week

Recent Growth in Appellate Bar Associations

A Short Status Report, and a Note of Gratitude

The Week’s Appellate Developments

Recent Appellate News, Notes, and Decisions

Furlough Day Creates Potential Appellate Trap

Developments in the Appellate Blawgosphere

Beware the Federal Finality Trap

Chief Justice to Step Aside

A Few More FAQ’s

Certiorari v. Error Correction: Which Is Which, and Why It Matters

VANA at the Five-Year Mark

An Appellate Bookshelf

USSCt Reaffirms Melendez-Diaz in Virginia Case

Getchell Tapped as Solicitor General

An Appellate Wish List

On Professionalism

Where Have All the Appellate Bloggers Gone?

Report from Orlando

The Etiquette of Appellate Practice

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

President Nominates Keenan to Fourth Circuit

Recent Opinions Trouble Virginia Prosecutors

HOWT Closes Again

The Most Trusted Man

Two New Appellate Blog Entries

Thoughts on In re Commonwealth

A Brisk Week of Appellate Developments

Appellate News and Notes

CAV Finds Lawyer in Contempt

Senators Recommend Keenan for Fourth Circuit

High Court Issues Grammar-Based Ruling

CAV Issues Chilling Contempt Order

Judge Alston Elected to CAV

The Top Appellate Stories of 2008

News and Notes from the Appellate Scene

Notes on Intriguing Appellate Rulings

Appellate News and Notes

Recent Appellate Honors

Developments on Judicial Vacancies

New US Solicitor General Appointed

Deal Possible on Vacant Judgeships

Fast Action on Habitual Offender Appeal

Report from Richmond

On the Right to Counsel

VTLA Moves 2009 Annual Convention

New Solicitor General

Musings on Boumedienne v. Bush

SCV Cracks Down on Assignments of Error

Lots of July 15 Appellate Action

Plenty of Appellate Goings and Doings

Reversal in Virginia v. Moore

Justice Agee’s Perspective

Action in and around Appellate Courts

The Week’s Appellate Developments

The Top Ten Appellate Stories of 2007

New Font Requirements in Virginia Appellate Courts

Some More FAQ’s

Casanova On Appellate Persuasion

New Pro Bono Civil Attorneys’ Panel

“Gotcha” Defenses in Appellate Courts

Life in the Land of Appellate Tranquility

FAQ — What Trial Lawyers Want to Know

Year-End Report on Judicial Pay

The Top 10 Appellate Stories of 2006

A Lesson from the Life of Frank Dunham

What Not to Say

Hemingway on Appellate Writing

The Trial Lawyer’s Tightrope Walk

Spontaneity in Oral Argument

New USSCt Rule on Citing Unpublished Opinions

Chastising Unnecessary Length

Cicero on Oral Argument

Lots of Goodies in This CAV Opinion

The Top 10 Appellate Stories of 2005

Sun Tzu: The Art of Appellate War

A Quick Read on Appellate Statistics

Federal Jurisdiction; The Tweezer Method

Practice Tips — Straight from the Clerk Suggestions from the Supreme Court Clerk

Training the Appellate Advocate

The Importance of Humphreys v. Ozmint