Monday, November 09, 2015
I was perusing recent First Circuit decisions and noticed
one that ordered a remand to a different district court judge. U.S. v. Figueroa-Ocasio (Oct. 16, 2016). This is unusual, and got me wondering whether
there is any pattern that can be found in these determinations, either in that
court or the Maine SJC.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
I am off at the end of the week to a conference of the
American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, where I serve on the board. (http://www.appellateacademy.org/) Congratulations to the newest Maine member of
AAAL, Margaret McGaughey at the U.S. Attorney’s office and Donald Macomber at
the Attorney General’s office! (Now
there are four of us – Margaret, Don, Gerry Petrucelli and moi.)
Friday, October 16, 2015
A decision in a recent reported question before the Maine
SJC shows how far and fast the law has traveled on marriage equality. Kinney v. Busch.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
So here’s a difference between the motion practice in the
Maine SJC and the First Circuit that I didn’t notice until now.
Friday, October 09, 2015
We have previously blogged on a Maine SJC decision rejecting an 80B appeal as untimely, with the Chief Justice in that case noting some problems and pitfalls under current law, and us noting a few more. (Is your 80B clock ticking?) Last Tuesday, the Court issued a decision rejecting an 80C appeal as untimely, so beware on that front as well. (Bailey v. Dept. of Marine Resources, 2015 ME 128)