January 28, 2013
- 110 Criminal Law
- 110XXIV Review
- 110XXIV(I) Briefs
- 110k1130 In General
- 110k1130(5) k. Points and Authorities.
Skeletal “argument” that is really nothing more than assertion does not preserve claim for appeal, especially when brief presents passel of other arguments; judges are not like pigs, hunting for truffles buried in briefs.
United States v. Dunkel, 927 F.2d 955 (7th Cir. 1991)
Suggested by Penny Jo Wamboldt; Juvenile Law Appellate Attorney; Prescott, AZ