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Oral Bench Ruling Was Final Decision That Triggered Running of Time to Appeal, Holds Fifth Circuit

In Ueckert v. Guerra, No. 22-40263 (5th Cir. June 27, 2022), the Fifth Circuit dismissed as untimely an appeal filed 412 days after a verbal bench order was entered on the docket. “There is at least one exception to the maxim ‘no news is good news.’ When a lawyer has an outstanding motion but hasn’tContinue reading “Oral Bench Ruling Was Final Decision That Triggered Running of Time to Appeal, Holds Fifth Circuit”

Split Second Circuit Panel Upholds Federal Judicial Power to Appoint Special Prosecutor Under Fed. R. Crim. P. 42(a) to Press Criminal Contempt

In United States v. Donziger, No. 21-2486 (2d Cir. June 23, 2022), a 2-1 panel majority turns back constitutional challenges to the district court’s power under the Appointments Clause, U.S. Const. art. II, § 2, cl. 2, and Fed. R. Crim. P. 42(a) to appoint special prosecutors in a criminal contempt case. The appeal arisesContinue reading “Split Second Circuit Panel Upholds Federal Judicial Power to Appoint Special Prosecutor Under Fed. R. Crim. P. 42(a) to Press Criminal Contempt”

Split Ninth Circuit Panel Applies Prior Exclusive Jurisdiction Rule to Affirm Dismissal of Federal Action Against State Insurance Commission

In Applied Underwriters v. Laras,  No. 21-15679 (9th Cir. June 10, 2022), a split panel affirms the dismissal of a federal civil-rights action in favor of a pending state conservatorship action, but disagrees on the grounds. The panel majority would affirm under the prior exclusive jurisdiction rule, while the concurring judge would rely (as didContinue reading “Split Ninth Circuit Panel Applies Prior Exclusive Jurisdiction Rule to Affirm Dismissal of Federal Action Against State Insurance Commission”

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