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Contingent Fees and Sure Winners

Years ago when I was practicing in Seattle I expressed objection to many of the lawyers I knew in the firm I was with for a time about the practice of probate lawyers charging a percentage against the gross value … Continue reading

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Writing an Appellant’s Opening Brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

My opening brief can be 30 pages long, 14 point type, double-spaced, margins 1 inch on all sides.  Footnotes have to be in 14 point type too.  I have been working on the brief for some time. I have tried … Continue reading

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I am a “county seat lawyer”

About 1950, Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson, give us the image of a lawyer, who existed, and who did his work for his clients in the county jurisdictions of the states across the continent.  That knowledge, that idea, … Continue reading

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Thinking of the Washington Lawyer Discipline System

The WSBA says that it and its members are champions for justice.  I like that.  If it is true, it is an honor to be a member of the “profession of the bar.”  A very pleasing and inspiring notion.  I … Continue reading

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Alone in New York City or Elsewhere with Minor Variations

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/nyregion/dying-alone-in-new-york-city.html.    

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Collapse: Social, economical, and political — “bubbles bursting” into collapse

The greater events of our common experience seem to happen, as if things had been building into something which was bound, finally and immediately, to burst, collapse. How fascinating.  The stock market crashed because forces began to proceed on a more and more single … Continue reading

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Judge Posner and the People — The internet.

The current issue of the American Bar Association Journal has a story about Judge Richard Poster and some of his fellow judges on the 7th Circuit Court. The issue is internet research by a judge on the case.  Here’s one quote … Continue reading

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Hercules and Leo

Hercules and Leo and the court.

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McCleary – Washington K-12 Funding Case, Amicus Brief of Stephen K. Eugster

Today I filed a Motion to be allowed to file another Amicus brief in McCleary.  The brief  can be found here.   2015_08_03_third_amicus August 14, 2015 — Update, my brief, filed on August 3, was rejected by the court on August … Continue reading

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Without action on school funding, state may face crisis

June 20, 2015 It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders, without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex. Washington. Constitution. Art. … Continue reading

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