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Appellate Practice

Nov. 11, 2016

Weekly Appellate Report #27

Benjamin Shatz (Manatt) reviews Monday's CASC habeas ruling in Maas v. Superior Court, an appeal the court heard on its own motion; David Balabanian (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius) offers advice on how to write your best brief

On today's show Benjamin Shatz, of Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips' appellate practice group, will visit to discuss this Monday's state high court ruling in Maas v. Superior Court, which, by clarifying a section of the Code of Civil Procedure, ensures a habeas corpus petitioner the right to peremptorily disqualify an assigned judge, should the petitioner believe the judge to be prejudiced as to the matter.

Here, the petitioner, Michael Eugene Maas, challenged a 25-y...

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