The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process Publishes Summer 2022 Issue

July 19, 2022

The latest issue includes a reflection on the judge’s role in the interpretation of the American Constitution

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy have released the Summer 2022 issue of the influential Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. It is the fourth volume to be released in their publishing partnership, which began in 2020. 

The issue opens with a proposal to set standards in distinguishing between statutory interpretation and statutory application, before moving onto articles about the judge’s role in the interpretation of the American Constitution; how judges’ choice of dictionary can affect decisions from the bench; an empirical look at appeals in class actions; and an analysis of sua sponte decision making. Two book reviews round out the issue.   

The issue’s contributors are Justice D. Arthur Kelsey, Supreme Court of Virginia; Professor Joseph Kimble, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School; Professor Bryan Lammon, University of Toledo College of Law; Raffi Melkonian, Wright Close & Barger, LLP; Ziv Schwartz, Mayer Brown; and Judge Randall H. Warner, Superior Court of Arizona. 

Journal Editor-in-Chief and contributor Tessa L. Dysart said, "This issue joins the important national conversation between judges, lawyers, and the general public on how legal texts should be interpreted." Dysart also serves as the assistant director of legal writing and clinical professor of law at University of Arizona Law.

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