Tag Archives: appellate jurisdiction

Seventh Circuit Analyzes Its Jurisdiction under the Panama Convention

International arbitration can be tricky, and it’s not often that the Seventh Circuit has an opportunity to analyze the grounds for its jurisdiction in this area. That makes the court’s recent decision in Pine Top Receivables of Illinois v. Banco de Seguros del Estado, Nos. 13-1364 & 13-2331 (7th Cir. Nov. 7, 2014), a unique case worth remembering. … Continue reading this entry

Judge Easterbrook on Appellate Review: There Are No "Writs of Erasure"

Judge Easterbrook provided a fundamental and valuable lesson on appellate review during today’s oral argument in O’Keefe v. Chisholm, a series of consolidated appeals that concern the John Doe investigation brought by Milwaukee’s elected (and Democratic) district attorney into the fundraising efforts of Wisconsin’s Governor (Republican) Scott Walker. The exchange occurred during the oral argument presented … Continue reading this entry

In re A&F Enterprises, Inc., II Has Something in Common with the Little Sisters of the Poor

The power of an appellate court in the federal system to stay the orders of lower courts or to enjoin conduct that lower courts have refused to enjoin, so as to preserve the appellate court’s jurisdiction to review those orders on ultimate appeal, is clearly established yet infrequently invoked. In addition to other potential sources, … Continue reading this entry