Appellate Practice Section

This is TBA’s newest section and was created by TBA leadership to provide members the opportunity to come together for the purposes of exchanging information and to provide CLE on appellate practice issues.

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Appeals Court Denies AG Request for Rehearing Death Row Case

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has declined to reconsider a decision that found the state had violated the due process rights of a death row inmate, the Commercial Appeal reports. In February, a panel of judges found that in the case of death row inmate Andrew Thomas, who was previously found guilty in the 1997 shooting of armored truck guard James Day, the prosecution failed to disclose to him that a witness had received $750 from the federal government before the trial.
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Sessions ‘Amazed’ that Hawaii Judge Blocked Travel Ban

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was “amazed” that a judge “sitting on an island in the Pacific” could halt President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive order. Sessions' comment drew criticism from Hawaiian elected officials, the Hill reports. A federal judge in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Hawaii put a temporary suspension on Trump’s second travel ban in March. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, pointed out in a statement against Sessions’ comments that the AG voted to confirm the judge in question while he was still representing Alabama in the Senate.
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