With the launch of this blog, we seek to discuss issues relating to appeals and appellate law in Maine, including the activities and decisions of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals relevant to Maine, and other participants in the Maine appellate community.

History of the Maine Courts


When is the Court the Law Court, and when is it the Supreme Judicial Court? Why is it the Supreme Judicial Court and not the Supreme Court — isn’t “Supreme Judicial” redundant? For the answ…



What an auspicious day to launch an appellate blog – tax day!  As a former resident of Chicago, I vividly recollect our Mayor and fellow Northwestern alum, Harold Washington, getting into a…