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Eleventh Circuit Restricts Physical Access to Courthouse, Provides Exemption from Paper Filing

The Eleventh Circuit’s General Order No. 44 (March 15, 2020) provides that: • Access to the Tuttle Courthouse and Godbold Building is restricted to judges, Court staff, members of the media, and visitors with official Court business; • Paper filings are to be made by delivery to the Court’s dropbox at the Godbold Building’s entrance on Poplar Street between 8:30 and 5:00 on business...

Judge Andrew Brasher Confirmed to the Eleventh Circuit

The U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. District Judge Andrew Brasher’s nomination to the Eleventh Circuit with a 52-43 vote on February 11, 2020.  Judge Brasher was previously sworn into office as a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama on May 1, 2019.  Prior to taking the bench, Judge Brasher served as Alabama’s Solicitor General and as law clerk to Judge William...

Robert Luck and Barbara Lagoa Sworn In as Eleventh Circuit Judges

Two Miami-born, Florida Supreme Court justices have been sworn in to the Eleventh Circuit. Both judges served on Florida’s high court for less than a year before being nominated to the Eleventh Circuit by President Trump in September. Judge Luck, 40, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 64 to 31 in November and sworn in on November 19, 2019. Judge Lagoa, 52, was confirmed with...

Judge Stanley Marcus to Take Senior Status

After more than 20 years serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Judge Stanley Marcus has announced his intention to retire in senior status. Judge Marcus is currently among the most senior active judges on the court, second only to Judge Gerald Tjoflat, who recently announced his own intention to take senior status. These retirements will pave the way for...

Judge Tjoflat to Take Senior Status

Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat, the longest-serving federal judge in active service, has announced his intention to take senior status. Judge Tjoflat was appointed to the federal bench by President Nixon and to the then-Fifth Circuit by President Ford. In 1995, the Duke Law Journal published this tribute to Judge Tjoflat by Chief Justice Rehnquist, among...

SCOTUS Business Cases This Term (Part 2 – Arbitration)

The Court has several arbitration-related cases before it this term.  Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela concerns whether the FAA permits a state-law interpretation of an arbitration agreement that finds a contractual basis for class arbitration without class arbitration’s being specifically mentioned.  New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira involves the FAA’s exception for “contracts...

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