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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Ind. Courts - Judge Posner and judicial internet research, continues

On August 20th the ILB posted "7th Circuit decided one Indiana case yesterday, a must read on independent research by judges." There was also a long follow-up post on Sept. 29th, "Judge Posner and the use of information gathered from the Internet." Yesterday, Eric G. Pearson posted in Wisconsin Appellate Law an entry headed "Judicial Internet Research: Does the First SCOTUS Decision of OT 2015 Bode Ill for Dr. Posner?" A few quotes:

The parties in Rowe currently are briefing the issue of whether the case should be heard en banc (see our post here), and we’ve suggested (here and in other forums) that this issue might be ripe for review—not only by all judges of the Seventh Circuit in regular active service—but by the nine justices sitting at One First Street.

Lo and behold, yesterday the Supreme Court decided, per curiam, the first case of October Term 2015, Maryland v. Kulbicki, No. 14-848 (Oct. 5, 2015), in which it upbraided the Maryland Court of Appeals for “apparently conducting its own Internet research nearly two decades after the trial.” Slip op. at 4.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 7, 2015 09:33 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions