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"A Holiday Gift for Appellate Procedure Wonks"

The Legal Intelligencer Blog

Bruce Merenstein authored a post for The Legal Intelligencer Blog published on January 5 examining the first four opinions issued by the United States Supreme Court in cases argued this term: Alvarez v. Smith, Beard v. Kindler, Mohawk Industries Inc. v. Carpenter, and Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen General Committee of Adjustment.  Mr. Merenstein noted that the cases covered important issues related to appellate practice — including the principles of mootness, waiver and jurisdiction — that practitioners would find interesting and which could prove to be quite significant.