Saturday, June 23, 2012

Want to discuss the Direct Appeal process?

This blog allows comments, and sometimes those comments lead to some interesting conversations.  However, as new articles are posted, it's difficult to go back and add to a conversation, much less have anyone else see what you added.

I've had a discussion forum several times before - - which have been closed down because there wasn't anything new to discuss -- only so many times you can beat a dead dog.

Now that the Direct Appeal process is finally out of the starting gate, I've decided to open the SII forum again.  It's old members are still there, so if you try to register and your favorite username is already taken -- yep, it's probably you.  If you can't remember your password, just ask for an email reminder.

I don't expect much participation until the brief is filed and available to the public.  But some of you may have fun trying to predict what will be in the brief.  Remember, though, this is the Direct Appeal, and only certain things go into a direct appeal.  And, I'll keep this forum open as long as there are new things to discuss - - once we start beating dead dogs, I'll shut it down and wait until something comes up again.

Here's the link:

I will still be posting articles to this blog, and comments will still be welcome.  The forum is just for those who want a continuous, more intense discussion.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The brief should be filed any day now . . .

Everything now seems to be ready for the brief to be filed.

06/21/2012Record on appeal filed    clerk's transcript 184 volumes (50, 347 pp.) and reporter's transcript 143 volumes (21, 830 pp.), including ASCII discs and material under seal. clerk's transcript includes 36, 361 pp. of juror questionnaires.
06/21/2012Letter sent to:    counsel advising record on appeal certified for accuracy was filed on June 21, 2012.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Scott's appeal brief may be filed later this month . . .

Cliff Gardner, Scott's direct appeals attorney, says in this June 10 article that he expects to file Scott's appeal later this month.  The most recent request for extension of time was because the brief was due by June 1.