August 11, 2006
Civil Litigation in U.S. Federal District Courts: Is There a Blog?
Is there a legal blog which focuses solely on the civil side of American federal trial courts? Practice, procedure, evidence and new developments? "Federal Courts"* is a regular feature of this blog; district courts, the general trial courts of the U.S. system, are a main part of our firm's work. In 94 districts these courts take on over 250,000 civil cases a year - nearly four times the number of criminal cases that are filed - and serve as battlegrounds and laboratories for new ideas, both substantive and procedural. They hear and decide commercial disputes involving federal statutes, the Constitution, corporations from different states, non-U.S. entities, foreign states and a mix of novel international issues. Interesting and colorful things go on in them. Despite their broad jurisdiction and importance in national and international commerce, “WAC?" knows of no legal blog dedicated to the civil-side of federal courts. Are we wrong? Is one out there?
*Also called "Sensitive Litigation Moments".
Posted by Tom Welshonce at August 11, 2006 07:47 AM