Judges “hunting for truffles”

January 28, 2013

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXIV Review
  • 110XXIV(I) Briefs
  • 110k1130 In General
  • 110k1130(5) k. Points and Authorities.

110 Criminal LawSkeletal “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