The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process Publishes Winter 2024 Issue

March 28, 2024
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The University of Arizona James E Rogers College of Law and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) have released the Winter 2024 issue of the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process (Volume 24, Issue 1). The issue features articles related to judicial behavior and its impact on the practice of law and precedent.  

Assistant Director of Legal Writing and Clinical Professor of Law Tessa L. Dysart, who serves as the Journal Editor-in-Chief and contributor said, “This issue focuses on an important participant in our system of government—judges and judicial behavior that impacts the practice of law and precedent. It also continues the important conversation started in the Summer 2023 issue about the role and future of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. We are honored to help facilitate scholarly discussion on these issues.” 

The issue opens with a look at how gaps in judicial misconduct cases could potentially be filled by more regular recording of judges in state court, before moving onto articles that address the distinction between final decisions and final judgments; examine a fascinating constitutional crisis in Montana that led to a showdown between the state legislature and the state supreme court; and respond to a call in the Summer 2023 issue for terminating the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. A review on a legal biography about a veteran appellate attorney in the New Jersey Attorney General’s office who had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to handle a case before the United States Supreme Court rounds out the Winter issue.   

The issue’s contributors are Sarah M. R. Cravens, Washington and Lee University School of Law; Gregory R. Hargis, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company; Bryan Lammon, University of Toledo College of Law; Anders K. Newbury, formerly of the Montana Supreme Court; and Tessa L. Dysart, University of Arizona Law.