The Mills Brothers – and sisters

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Per my recent blog, I attended the Maine Historical Society’s event honoring the Mills family (Dora, Janet, Paul and Peter), and, as anticipated, it was a delightful event.  If we were all as involved in our communities as each of these folks, the world would be a different (and better) place.  Dora Mills has even worked with Mother Theresa!

For the Record

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The latest (Summer 2015) edition of the Council of Appellate Lawyers’ Appellate Issues addresses a hot and important topic in appellate law – the record.  Or, more accurately, discusses the current assault on the record as we have traditionally known it.  This is a topic upon which I have blogged before (sometimes responding to Judge Posner’s views on the subject, whom I believe takes a rather liberal view of the need to color within the lines of established rules). 

BOA Appellant Beware!

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Maine SJC’s latest decision includes a ruling that could have fatal implications for some land use appeals.  Campbell v. City of South Portland, 2015 ME 125

On the road again and more

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The Maine SJC is on the move.  The newspaper says the Court will hold two sessions a year in Augusta and two in Bangor (Former Kennebec County Courthouse ready to host high court).  It does the Tour o’ Maine in October.  It only holds nine argument sessions a term according to their on-line calendar [], so this means that the Court will now spend a majority of their time on the road.  Back to riding the circuit? 

Many Mills and The Fear of God Tour

Friday, September 04, 2015

So as we say good-bye to summer (snif), let us note what’s coming up of interest in the next two months.

Recent decisions

Friday, August 21, 2015

I’m back from hiking in Vermont (which was very Vermont-y), and eschewing the recent big decisions which speak for themselves (e.g., the Maine SJC’s answer to questions from the Governor on the veto process (2015 ME 107), let’s talk about two decisions, one SJC and one First Circuit, that piqued my interest:  First Tracks Investments, LLC v. Murray, Plumb & Murray, 2015 ME 104; and Clukey v. Town of Camden, No. 14-1264.

The busy SJC

Friday, July 24, 2015

Well, I may have been living in Vacationland the last few weeks entertaining visitors, but our SJC hasn’t been slacking off over the summer.

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