Significant Decisions Report for April 28, 2017

This week saw the High Court issue an opinion in the case of Lewis v. Clarke, which is (sadly) not about America’s two greatest explorers suing each other for whose name should get precedence in the history books. But William, when you think about it, the Clark and Lewis Expedition sounds like a late-70s progressive […]

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Significant Decisions Report for April 21, 2017

In recent hot appellate news (you know that’s a thing, right?), we have a new Supreme Court Associate Justice! The Eventful Eight have returned to being the Divine Nine, with the addition of Neil Gorsuch, formerly of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Personally, your author believes Gorsuch has a good tradition of ruling in […]

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Significant Decisions Report for April 14, 2017

***Editrix’s note: Constant Readers, please excuse the tardiness of this posting. Of course, your darling Lane submitted it on time, but your wretched Allison did not post it with her usual haste.** When one thinks of the wildness and newness of spring, the very last place one would expect to find such qualities would be […]

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The Defense Bar Remembers Hon. R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein

“I am heartbroken for the loss of a great man and my great friend.  Sandy meant so much to so many of the lawyers and staffers in the Fort Bend Justice Center. He was a mentor to so many, and a friend to all. But he remained special, and occupied a unique spot in my […]

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Significant Decisions Report- April 7, 2017

  April is the cruelest month, breeding both lilacs out of the dead land, stirring dull roots with spring rain, and oral arguments before the Eleventh Court of Appeals for our hero. Thus, it is with a heavy heart and speeding pen that I must scribe this week’s Significant Decisions Report, as it shall be […]

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