Essays

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

SCV’s “Road Shows”

Session Week Programming Note

Tech Age Staggers Into Virginia

How SCOTUS Finessed Jurisdiction in US v. Windsor

Nine Reasons Why Appellate Practice Is Better Than Trial Practice

A Hard Look at Some Painful Numbers

Priceless Guidance, Straight from the Consumer

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

Supreme Court Selects New Staff Attorney

Where Have All the Cases Gone?

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

USSCt Reaffirms Melendez-Diaz in Virginia Case

An Appellate Bookshelf

Getchell Tapped as Solicitor General

An Appellate Wish List

Where Have All the Appellate Bloggers Gone?

On Professionalism

Report from Orlando

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

The Etiquette of Appellate Practice

President Nominates Keenan to Fourth Circuit

HOWT Closes Again

The Most Trusted Man

Recent Opinions Trouble Virginia Prosecutors

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

Judge Alston Elected to CAV

CAV Issues Chilling Contempt Order

News and Notes from the Appellate Scene

The Top Appellate Stories of 2008

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

VTLA Moves 2009 Annual Convention

New Solicitor General

On the Right to Counsel

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

An Interesting Week Begins . . .

Goodwyn Appointed to Supreme Court

Early September Developments

Supreme Court Offers Free “Seminar”

Fourth Circuit Judicial Gulf Widens

Casanova On Appellate Persuasion

Analysis of March 7-11 rulings

Major Punitives Ruling from US Sup. Ct.

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

Christmas Goodies from 3 Appellate Courts

Holiday Week in Appellate Courts

A Lesson from the Life of Frank Dunham

Notes on Recent Developments

What Not to Say

Hemingway on Appellate Writing

Dearth of Available Training Persists

Scary Development on Court Reporters

The Trial Lawyer’s Tightrope Walk

Sadly, HOWT Closes Up Shop

New Rulings on Sodomy Ban, Mail Presumption

June Marks End of Courts’ Terms

Spontaneity in Oral Argument

An Interesting Day at the (Appellate) Office

The Week’s Appellate Developments

New USSCt Rule on Citing Unpublished Opinions

Chastising Unnecessary Length

Proposed SCV Rules Revisions

Several Recent Interesting Developments

No Cert from SCOTUS in Habeas Case

Cicero on Oral Argument

Lots of Goodies in This CAV Opinion

Late December Rulings from 4th, CAV

The Top 10 Appellate Stories of 2005

Sun Tzu: The Art of Appellate War

New Writs, Decisions (Plus One Great Extra)

Update on Recent Appellate Developments

Analysis of Recent Appellate Developments

This Week’s Appellate Developments

Sept. 1 Marks Beginning of Courts’ Terms

Developments for the Week of July 25-29

Appellate Developments for the Week

SCV Appoints New Executive Secretary

Judge Humphreys to Head DNA Panel

The Week’s Appellate Developments

A Quick Read on Appellate Statistics

Analysis of March 28-April 1 rulings

Federal Jurisdiction; The Tweezer Method

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

Training the Appellate Advocate

Citing Unpublished Opinions

No Cameras in the Court, For Now

How Not to Preserve Error

How to Avoid Roadblocks in the 4th Circuit

The Importance of Humphreys v. Ozmint

The Top Ten Ways to Lose Your Appeal

Explaining an Appellate Practice