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Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Jury Verdict Ruling that Defendant Doctor’s Closing Argument Comments Did Not Cause Substantial Prejudice

After Ernestine Wilson’s 23-year-old son Brian Curry died from a saddle pulmonary embolism (a blood clot that blocked the large pulmonary artery straddling his lungs), she sued emergency room physician Dr. Eric Moon and Chicago’s St. Bernard Hospital. She claimed … Continue reading

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Racial Argument Draws Reversal

A prosecutor's racially-charged rebuttal closing argument led to a reversal of a first degree murder conviction by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The defendant shot and killed a person in front of his home Sometime between midnight and 1:00… … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Jones Act Case, Dutra Group v. Batterton

On Monday, March 25, 2019, the United States Supreme Court held oral argument on Dutra Group v. Batterton in an attempt to resolve a circuit split. The Jones Act case reached the Supreme Court from the Ninth Circuit, whose district courts … Continue reading

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Argument preview: Justices will review challenge to census citizenship question

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post ran on April 2, 2019, as an introduction to this blog’s symposium on Department of Commerce v. New York, as well as at Howe on the Court, where it was originally published. … Continue reading

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A Pedagogical Twist for the 1L Appellate Brief and Oral Argument

For those who teach legal writing to first-year law students, it is the season for appellate oral argument. Yes, the long-standing tradition of requiring first-year students to complete an appellate oral argument in the legal writing course continues today at … Continue reading

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