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Good Stuff From the ABA's New 'Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals' Website

Abalogo Via the PrawfsBlawg I learned of a useful new website from the ABA called "Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals: Expert Analysis of Noteworthy Cases." An initiative of the ABA's Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements, the new Media Alerts page 

is designed to provide reporters, lawyers, educators, and the public with prompt, accurate, unbiased information about newsworthy and legally significant cases pending in and decided by the Federal Courts of Appeals ... Use this Web site to find short summaries of recent opinions of public interest and noteworthy cases pending oral argument.  

The Media Alerts site currently covers the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th and Federal Circuits and plans to expand its coverage over time. The cases highlighted are selected and summarized by law professors. For example, Emily Gold Waldman, author of the PrawfsBlawg post above, is responsible for summarizing noteworthy 2nd Circuit decisions.

Looking at the list of all summaries, it looks to me like the law professors involved are diligently and promptly summarizing cases throughout the week. I noticed that the high-profile opinion of the 5th Circuit in the case involving the SEC and Mark Cuban from Tuesday of this week is already up and summarized, with links to the original decision and much more.

Posted by Bruce Carton on September 23, 2010 at 11:33 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)


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