Below are links to the most popular Appellate Daily posts of 2011. Thanks to everyone for reading and following on Twitter. Thanks also to the National Law Journal for the opportunity to do the Circuit Split Watch columns. Happy New Year!
1-Why Was an Amicus Appointed in Dorsey and Hill? (Miguel Estrada)
2-Circuit Split Watch: Test-Tube Babies and Social Security
*The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Capato and has set argument for March 19, 2012.
3-Fifth Circuit Issues Proposed En Banc Rule, Addressing Previous Kerfuffle
*The rule became final on October 31, 2011 (order here).
4-Federal Appellate Judges: Gender and Race Stats
5-Circuit Split Watch: The First Amendment, Students, and the Internet
*The U.S. Supreme Court has J.S. and Layshock (filed in one petition) scheduled for its January 13, 2012 conference.