On April 27, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion. The Supreme Court held that the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. ("FAA"), preempted a California law that…more
Parties to an appeal often feel they have little choice but to follow Washington’s ordinary appellate procedure. Briefs are filed, a panel is selected, oral argument is heard and a decision is ultimately handed down. By its…more
Volunteering for an article about oral arguments on appeal, I asked myself, “What could you bring to this topic that would be truly fresh and original?” Promptly answering that question, “Nothing whatsoever,” I considered…more
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