The South Carolina Supreme Court this month entertained arguments raised only by amici — despite the rule against it. The case is In the Interest of Kevin R., Op. No. 27430 (S.C. Sup.Ct. filed Aug. 6, 2014).
The SC Court of Appeals held last week that notices of appeal from the South Carolina Workers Compensation Commission do not need to state the grounds for the appeal. Continue reading
Recordings of appellate arguments in the United States Supreme Court and 10 federal circuit courts are now available from a website and twitter feed. With updates every 15 minutes, the sites let you play, search, and download the recordings.
Kudos to Brad Heath, a journalist with USA Today, who developed the sites.
Praises also to the National Center for State Courts. It similarly complied a site that has links to oral argument recordings from several state appellate courts.
The South Carolina of Appeals yesterday confirmed that it does not ordinarily consider facts that are stated only by counsel. The case is Branch Banking and Trust Co. v. Graphic Express, LLC, No. 2014-UP-278 (S.C. Ct. App. filed June 30, 2014). Continue reading
Judge Silberman of the DC Circuit recently revived the topic of how and whether to use acronyms in an appellate brief. He created a stir by harshly criticizing a law school professor for submitting a brief too laden with acronyms. Continue reading