Edited by Michael E. Gans, Honorable Dana L. Oxley, Jonathan P. Schmidt, Aaron D. Van Oort & Katherine S. Barrett Wiik
The 10th Edition the Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual is designed to be a primary resource for attorneys representing clients in its namesake jurisdiction. Written with an eye for comprehensiveness and edited to serve as a quick reference tool, the manual offers indispensable aid, both in the office and the courtroom itself. The 10th Edition features a NEW eFormbook, with more than 30 sample forms, and three NEW appendices, Appendix A – Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Eighth Circuit Local Rules (a comparison chart for the federal rules and local rules); Appendix B.1 – Chronology of Events for a Typical Civil Appeal in the Eighth Circuit; and B.2 – Chronology of Events for a Typical Criminal Appeal in the Eighth Circuit. The Manual also includes 24 fully updated chapters, a revised comprehensive subject index, and a thorough table of authorities for finding primary authorities. The Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual’s chapters trace the breadth of Eighth Circuit action—from basics like office locations and biographies of current judges to more involved issues regarding specific types of appeals—and are supplemented throughout with helpful checklists, citations to primary and secondary sources, comprehensive appendices, and practice tips gained from the authors’ unparalleled experience on both sides of the bench.
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Eighth Circuit Basics
The Eighth Circuit Defined; Clerk’s Office; Procedures of General Applicability; Decisionmakers, Panels, and Related Issues; Biographical Information on Current Eighth Circuit Judges; Supporting Legal Personnel and Resources; Circuit Administration; Judicial Conference.
– Thomas H. Boyd
Professional Responsibility and the Appellate Advocate
Introduction; Competence; Scope of Representation; Diligence; Communication; Conflicts of Interest; Candor in Presenting Record; Frivolous Appeals; The Appellate Brief; Oral Argument; Civility; Conclusion.
– Mark R. Bradford
Appellate Court Jurisdiction
Introduction to Court of Appeals Jurisdiction in Civil Cases; Statutorily Defined Bases for Jurisdiction; Judicially Defined Bases for Jurisdiction; Justiciability: “Cases and Controversies”; Territorial and Subject Matter Limitations on Jurisdiction.
– James R. Layton
Persons Who May Take or Participate in Appeals
Right to Appeal (Who May Take An Appeal?); Parties to Appeal; Multiple-Party Appeals; Amicus Curiae
– Bruce Jones & Jeffrey P. Justman
Initiating Appeals from District Court Decisions
Chapter Scope and Key Resources; Appeals as of Right; Permissive Appeals; Other Mechanics
– Liz Kramer
Responding to an Appeal and Voluntary Dismissal
Introduction; Motions to Dismiss Appeal; Cross-Appeals and Separate Appeals; Responding to Appellant’s Appeal; Voluntary Dismissal of Appeal
– Lisa L. Beane
Effect of Appeal, Stays, and Supersedeas
Introduction; Effect of Appeal on the District Court’s Exercise of Jurisdiction; Obtaining Stay of Enforcement of District Court’s Judgment; Alternative to Stay – Expedited Appeal; Effect of Court of Appeals’ Exercise of Original Appellate Jurisdiction
– Scott M. Flaherty
The Record on Appeal
Introduction to the Record on Appeal; Designating the Standard Record; Agreed Statement of Record – FED. R. APP. P. 10(d); Correcting and Modifying the Record – FED. R. APP. P. 10(e); Transmitting the Record – FED. R. APP. P. 11; Filing Record in Court of Appeals – FED. R. APP. P. 12(c); Supplementing the Record
– Brian C. Walsh
Motions Practice and Summary Disposition of Appeal
Motions Practice, Generally; Types and Determinations of Motions; Motions for Substantive Orders; Initiating Motions; Response to Motion; Reply to Response; Argument on Motion; Ruling on Motion
– Erica A. Holzer
Brief Writing and Appendices
Introduction; Types of Appeal Briefs; Requirements for Appeal Briefs; Contents of Appeal Briefs; Writing the Brief; The Appendix; Appendix 10.1 – Civil Case Briefing Checklist; Appendix 10.2 – Criminal Case Briefing Checklist
– Damien A. Riehl & Barbara A. Smith
Hearing and Argument
Introduction; The Court’s Procedure with Respect to Oral Argument; How Do Judges Prepare for Oral Argument?; What Should Attorneys Do to Prepare for Oral Argument?; The Big Day – Presenting the Oral Argument; Conclusion
– Justice Dana L. Oxley
Scope and Standards of Review
Scope of Review; Preservation of Issues for Appeal; Limitations on the Scope of Appeal; Standards of Appellate Review.
– Katherine S. Barrett Wiik & Kristin T. Trapp
Disposition of Appeal
Introduction to Decision-Making by the Eighth Circuit; Screening of Cases for Oral Argument or Submission on the Briefs; Behind the Scenes at Oral Argument; Preparation of Opinion; Entry of Judgment and Issuance of Mandate
– Aubrey J. Zuger & Althea M. Huyser
Rehearing (Reconsideration) by Panel; Rehearing En Banc; The Mandate; Writ of Certiorari
– Stephen P. Safranski
Civil Appeals of Magistrate Judges’ Decisions
Overview of Proceedings Before Magistrate Judges; Review of Magistrate Judges’ Decisions Where There Was No Consent to Reference; Review of Magistrate Judges’ Decisions Where Parties Consented to Reference
– Teresa K. Baumann
Review in Bankruptcy Cases
Introduction; Jurisdiction; Right to Appeal; Time for Appeal; Initiating Appeal as of Right; Election of Forum; Initiating Appeal by Leave; Stay Pending Appeal; Indicative Rulings; Amicus Curiae; Intervening in an Appeal; Prosecution of Appeals to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit; Disposition and Publication; Costs; Admission to Practice Before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel; Prosecution of Appeals to the District Court; Voluntary Dismissal; Duties of Clerk on Disposition of an Appeal; Stay of Judgment; Appeals to Eighth Circuit Final Judgment, Decree, or Order Entered on Appeals in Bankruptcy Cases
– Charles E. Nelson
Direct Review of Administrative Agency Decisions
Introduction; Availability of Direct Review in the Court of Appeals; Persons Who Can Seek Review of an Agency Decision; Initiating Direct Review in the Court of Appeals; Procedures After Court of Appeals Review is Initiated; Standards of Review
– Elizabeth M. Brama & Peter E. Madsen
Appeals of Tax Decisions
Introduction and Scope; United States Tax Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings; Jurisdiction Over Particular Cases; Overview of Proceedings for Review in Tax Deficiency Determinations; Jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals in Tax Cases; Standards of Review in Tax Appeals; Procedure for Review in Court of Appeals; Time for Appeal; Venue on Appeal; Notice of Appeals; Response to Notice of Appeal: Cross-Appeals and Protective Appeals; Record on Appeal; Docketing the Appeal; Stay Pending Appeal: Bond; Briefing and Oral Argument
– John P. Barrie & Michael J. Kaupa
Criminal Appeals and Habeas Corpus Appeals
Introduction; Special Rules Governing a Criminal Appeal; Initiating a Criminal Appeal; Preparing for the Expedited Criminal Appeal; Selecting the Issue for a Criminal Appeal; Drafting the Brief for a Criminal Appeal; Handling the Ostensible No-Merit Criminal Appeal; Preparing for Oral Argument in a Criminal Appeal; Taking Post-Decision Actions in a Criminal Appeal; The Habeas Corpus Appeal.
– Paul Engh & Eric Riensche
Review by Extraordinary Writ in Civil Cases
Introduction; Availability of Review by Writ; Extraordinary Circumstances Justifying Issuance of Extraordinary Writs; Procedure
– Kay Nord Hunt & Michelle K. Kuhl
Costs on Appeal
Introduction; Who May Tax Costs; What Costs Are Recoverable; Procedure for Recovering Costs; Appellate Attorney’s Fees; Interest on District Court Judgment
– Raleigh Hansman
Introduction to Sanctions on Appeal; Sanctions on Appeal; Determining the Sanctions; Review of Decisions on Sanctions
– Bruce Jones
Rules, Precedents, and Related Issues
Federal Rules and Laws of Practice and Procedure; Choice Between Federal Procedure and State Law; Federal Law Precedents; State Law Precedents and Related Issues; Law of the Case; Application of New Law on Appeal
– Adam Hansen & Kyle R. Kroll
Certiorari Practice in the U.S. Supreme Court
Introduction to U.S. Supreme Court Certiorari Practice; Petitioning the Court for a Writ of Certiorari; Responding to a Petition for Certiorari; Reply and Supplemental Briefs; Amici Curiae; Disposition of the Petition; Additional Procedures
– Aaron D. Van Oort & Nicholas J. Nelson
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Eighth Circuit Local Rules (a comparison chart for the federal rules and local rules)
Chronology of Events for a Typical Civil Appeal in the Eighth Circuit
Chronology of Events for a Typical Criminal Appeal in the Eighth Circuit
Eighth Circuit Website, Rules, and Internal Operating Procedures
Table of Authorities
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