Skeletal issues

October 21, 2011

  • 170B Courts
  • 170BVIII Courts of Appeals
  • 170BVIII(K) Scope, Standards, and Extent
  • 170BVIII(K)7 Waiver of Error in Appellate Court
  • 170Bk915 k. In General.

170B CourtsIssues adverted to in perfunctory manner, unaccompanied by some effort at developed argumentation, are deemed waived; it is not sufficient for party to mention possible argument in skeletal way, leaving court to put flesh on its bones.
McPherson v. Kelsey, 125 F.3d 989 (6th Cir. 1997)
Suggested by John Wesley Hall; Criminal Defense Attorney and Author, West’s Trial Handbook for Arkansas Lawyers; Little Rock, AR