Reviewing court responsibility

March 21, 2012

  • 170B Federal Courts
  • 170BVIII Courts of Appeals
  • 170BVIII(H) Briefs
  • 170Bk714 k. Specification of Errors; Points and Arguments.

170B Federal CourtsEven during appellate review of a dismissal for failure to state a claim, which takes place under a set of plaintiff-friendly guidelines, the reviewing court cannot be expected to do counsel’s work, create the ossature for the argument, and put flesh on its bones.
Redondo-Borges v. U.S. Dept. of Hous. & Urban Dev., 421 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2005)
Suggested by John Wesley Hall, Attorney; John Wesley Hall Jr. PC; Author, Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice; Little Rock, AR