Media Alerts

Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals

Expert Analysis of Noteworthy Federal Circuit Cases

The Media Alerts on Federal Courts of Appeals Project provides reporters, lawyers, educators, and the public with accurate, unbiased analysis of newsworthy and legally significant cases pending in or decided by the federal courts of appeals.

The news media provides extensive coverage of U.S. Supreme Court cases, but the decisions of the federal appellate courts, which can affect the lives of millions of people, often go unreported. To enhance public awareness about the role and importance of the federal appellate courts, the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements (SCFJI) instituted the Media Alerts Project on Federal Courts of Appeals. SCFJI unveiled its Media Alerts website at the First Amendment Center in Washington, D.C., on November 18, 2009.


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The materials contained herein should not be construed to represent the opinions of either the American Bar Association or the Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements unless adopted pursuant to the bylaws of the Association.  Nothing contained herein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases, and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal counsel.  These materials and any forms and agreements herein are intended for educational and informational purposes only.

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