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.

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37203
Immediate Past Chair
Miller & Martin PLLC
832 Georgia Ave Ste 1200
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Clean Power Plan

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama’s rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, CNN reports. The regulations are on hold while the rules are challenged in court by a mostly Republican-led lawsuit from 29 states along with suits from organizations and industry groups. The states question the legality of the regulations. The four liberal justices on the court dissented from the order.

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Justice Thomas Silent During Oral Arguments for 10 Years

It’s been nearly 10 years since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question during oral arguments, the ABA Journal reports. His last question was on Feb. 22, 2006, in a death penalty case. His reason: “I think we should listen to lawyers who are arguing their cases, and I think we should allow the advocates to advocate,” he said in 2013 at a Harvard Law School appearance.

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