Tag Archives: Appellate review

We find no error “under the circumstances”

 Step right up folks, and guess which shell has the reversible error under it. Pick the right one and you get a reversal for your client’s case. How about you, sir? The one under my hand? Whupp! Nope, that’s harmless … Continue reading

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How the Appellate Division reads your brief

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Appellate briefs are junk mail

How silly to complain that the Appellate Division doesn’t read our briefs!  You don’t read your junk mail, why should they read theirs? When you toss your junk mail into the trash without opening it, it’s not because it’s missing … Continue reading

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Judge Wool’s guide to appellate review

Note: This essay originally appeared in AFFIRMANCE Magazine, the official journal of the New York Association of Appellate Adjudicators (NYAAA). Following publication, the editor was immediately fired, disbarred and disrobed. Brethren and Cisterns: I’m deeply honored to be asked to … Continue reading

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The appellate process explained

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