The U.S. Court of Appeals seeks public comment in connection with proposed rule changes, largely in connection with electronic case filing rules and procedures and we note the mention of Eighth Circuit Judges reading briefs on Kindle DX E-Book Readers in the Clerk of Court’s invitation for comments. Product placement is normally reserved for larger […]

Actually, it’s not. As part of its monitoring of U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decisions, the author notes from the affirmance of a denial of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus (shorthand: prisoner loses gambit to get out of prison) that the warden of the medium-security Federal Correctional Institute in Forrest City, […]

The Twin Cities, Minnesota, and civil litigation are again making the New York Times today. Last week, it was Minnesota’s star turn as the epicenter of an e. coli tragedy that caught the paper’s attention. It is often said that bad news comes in threes. The Yankees/Twins series rounds out the triad. Enough already. [10/15/09 […]

Senator Al Franken, then and now…