Ready for DUI/DWI Appeals in D.C.

It is amazing to me there aren’t more appellate DUI/DWI decisions in D.C. Yes, a recent case – Taylor v. District of Columbia – dealt with the legal definition of impairment. Beyond that, however, there are few cases in… Read More

PDS Launches Criminal Law Blog

The Public Defender Service (PDS) has just begun a blog — the PDS Criminal Law Blog — that reviews recent D.C. Court of Appeals opinions.  With Samia Fam, Nancy Glass, Jackie Frankfurt, and a handful of other public… Read More

Mindy Daniels, My Reluctant Mentor

She doesn’t know it yet but Mindy Daniels is going to be my mentor on all things having to do with the D.C. Court of Appeals. One of the first things I do whenever I start out in… Read More

Playing Fair in Appellate Practice

I get the government’s response to my first appellate brief, and I realize that this appellate work is going to be much harder than I had anticipated. Never having done appeals before, I am used to dealing with… Read More