Monday, January 25, 2016
Per our last blog, now let’s take a look at what’s doing in the
First Circuit. There are two decisions issued by the CTA1 coming from
Maine last month, and both are worth discussion.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The Maine SJC issued a decision in November in a civil rights case
consistent with a line of authority in which the result appears right to me,
but the way the Court gets there makes me scratch my head. Marshall v. Town of
2015 ME 135
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
So it’s been a while, but I have been travelling. First to DC for the AAAL conference, then Paris for vacation – and yes, I was there for the shootings.
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.)