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I’ve Joined Horvitz & Levy – and We’re Opening a San Francisco Office!

Exciting news from a press release this morning: Horvitz & Levy LLP, the country’s largest boutique law firm dedicated to civil appeals and trial strategy consulting, is opening a San Francisco office at 505 Sansome Street in the city’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid Center, strengthening the firm’s California roots. The new office will be led by … Continue Reading

Reviewing the Justices’ Voting Records in Death Penalty Appeals, 1994-2017 (Part 2)

Yesterday, we reviewed the individual Justices’ voting records in death penalty appeals for the years 1994 through 2005.  Today, we look at the second half of our study period, 2006 through 2017. In Table 303, we report the percentage of each Justice’s votes in death penalty cases which were to affirm or to reverse in … Continue Reading

Coming Next Week: My 1,000th Blog Post

Last week, I was looking at our archives, pulling up old research, and I stumbled onto this two-year old post – my 500th on Appellate Strategist. Now that our other two blogs, Illinois Supreme Court Review and California Supreme Court Review, have been publishing for a while, I decided to check the dashboards there too. … Continue Reading