Essays

Two Short Appellate Notes

Report on Two Important Appellate Items

Report on Appellate Developments

Appellate News and Notes

Another Milestone Passes

Report on Current Appellate Events

The Delicate Art of Answering Questions

Notes on the Close of Another Year

Appellate Updates – The Holiday Edition

Update on Appellate Developments

Finally! An Ethics Code for SCOTUS

More Appellate Potpourri

Election 2023: What Hath Voters Wrought? (Appellate Edition)

What’s Going On?

Analysis of Edmonson v. Kite (1869)

Yet Another Peek Around The Landscape

Report on Appellate Doings

Note on Appellate Developments

Still Drumming Our Fingertips …

The Opinion Drought Continues

Sketches of Recent Appellate Decisions

A Return to Basic Math

Some Current Appellate Developments

A Thought Experiment: VANA Via AI?

Trust, and How to Squander It

2Q David-Goliath Index

Update on Appellate Happenings

Update on SCV Dockets

A Few Appellate Tidbits

Appellate News and Notes

Notes on Current Appellate Developments

Notes on Appellate Developments

Two Quick Appellate Notes

Stare Decisis: Another Reason To Be Glad We’re Virginians

Four Quick Appellate Updates

Appellate News and Notes

Several New Appellate Tidbits

This Week’s Appellate Developments

Quick Appellate Updates

Notes as the Year Ebbs

A Quick Peek Around The Landscape

Update on Recent Events

Interesting News on Appellate Dockets

3Q David-Goliath Index

Bond. Appellate Bond.

Update on Appellate Developments

A Note of Appreciation

A David-Goliath Index for SCOTUS? Who Knew?

Notes at the Year’s Halfway Mark

Legislature Fills Appellate Benches

An Appellate Glossary

Some Appellate News and Notes

Are There Fewer Dissents Now?

Some Appellate Observations

Notes from the Appellate Landscape

A Peak at Two Coming SCOTUS Quandaries

Update on Appellate Events

Appellate News and Notes

Report on Appellate Developments

Weather Shutters Appellate Courthouses

A Quick Year-End Stats Report

Update On Chief Justice Lemons’s Announcement

Lemons To Step Aside; Goodwyn To Take SCV Gavel

Note on Appellate Court’s Holiday Closings

What, Oh, What Shall We Do About The Problem Child?

Some Appellate Miscellany

Note on Appellate Developments

More Appellate News and Notes (Already!)

CAV Issues Staggering Waiver Ruling

A Scan of the Appellate Landscape

Virginia’s Appellate Bench Swells

Justice Mims to Leave SCV Bench

Virginia’s Appellate Guild Sighs

Update on Appellate Events

On Professionalism, Part 2

Note on Cedar Point Nursery V. Hassid

The Courthouse Doors Start To Creak Open …

News and Notes from the Appellate World

Senator John Warner – The Appellate Connection

Appellate News and Notes

Notes on an Eventful Week

A Look at Appellate Statistics – Past and Future

Report on Recent Appellate News

Note on Some Lesser-Known Appellate Names

Appellate News and Notes

About publishing an appellate website or blawg

Note on the Pace of SCV Merits Rulings

Senate Committee Reports Appeal-of-Right Bill

Terror Threat Shutters Supreme Court, Court of Appeals

Notes on the Dawn of a New Appellate Year

Appellate News and Notes

Appellate Dockets In A Pandemic

On Substantive Due Process

Two Interesting SCOTUS Appeals

Note on Recent Appellate Developments

Reports on Recent Appellate Developments

Notes on Appellate Developments

Note on Midyear Appellate Issues

Update on Appellate Courts’ Procedures

Update on Appellate Developments

Update on Recent Developments

News from the Appellate Milieu

News on the Appellate Scene

A Busy Day in the Appellate World

What a Difference 50 Years Make

A New Era at One First Street

The Post-Pandemic Appellate World

Latest Appellate Developments – Wartime Edition

Note on Recent Appellate Developments

Note on Lyle v. Ekleberry (1968)

Writ Argument Tomorrow? What To Expect; What To Do

News and Notes From a Troubled Landscape

Update on Judicial Emergency Procedures

Note on Court Closures (And Openings)

Surveying the Appellate Landscape

A Review of Old Wishes

Notes on a New Milestone

A Look at Recent Appellate Developments

Notes on the close of 2019

Appellate News and Notes

A Pioneer Steps Aside

Note on Recent Appellate Developments (Or Lack Thereof)

New David-Goliath Index

A Look Around the Appellate Landscape

Two Virginia-Centered Rulings From SCOTUS

SCOUTUS vs. SCV – Some Key Differences

Note on Recent Appellate Developments

How To Speak To An Appellate Court

A Quick Report on 2018 Statistics

Notes on Recent Appellate Developments

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

First-Half 2018 Statistics

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