Retroactive Application of Law to Cases Pending on Appeal

Occasionally, while an appeal is pending, the law changes in a way that could affect the outcome of the case.  Therefore, appellate attorneys should be prepared to discuss whether a party whose case is pending on appeal may take advantage of a newly enacted or amended statute or a new court ruling. A new...

Join the Section for the 2018-2019 Monthly Audio Webcast Season

Last year, the Section moved into the technological age and revamped the monthly CLEs. It moved from a telephonic to a webinar format. This change was a huge success.  It allowed the speakers to use a PowerPoint or other handouts to aid their presentations and to poll the audience. The program also allowed...

Eleventh Circuit Declines to Limit the Pearlman Doctrine to Interlocutory Appeals in the Grand Jury Context

Summer 2014 By Paul A. Avron In a first impression issue, a panel of the Eleventh Circuit declined to limit the Pearlman doctrine1—under which an intervenor can file an interlocutory appeal from an order denying a motion to quash a grand jury subpoena—to the grand jury context.  Relevant here, in Doe No. 1...