With last night being the first night of Chanukah, the holidays are officially upon us. We will write an occasional post between now and the new year but, like many others, we will be traveling and attending to family obligations. Not only that, but the Court and its staff will be doing the same, which means there probably will be less to blog about until January.

For now, in the spirit of holiday fellowship, we thought we should share what some other California appellate bloggers have recently written about the Court.

  • The Complex Litigator has this brief but amusing discussion of the Court’s decision last week to vacate submission of the cause in Brinker, which will likely further delay issuance of that much anticipated wage and hour decision.
  • Kim Kralowec at The UCL Practitioner, who argued Brinker for the plaintiffs, wrote two posts about the argument and her experience.
  • Late last month, An Appeal to Reason—love the name!—posted this discussion of the Court’s decision in Perry v. Brown that proponents of the Prop 8 ballot initiative have standing under California law to defend it.
  • Cal Biz Lit posted this on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant, vacate and remand—or “GVR” for you SCOTUS aficionados—in Sonic Calabasas A, Inc. v. Moreno (2011) 51 Cal. 4th 659, which concerns the enforceability of arbitration agreements in the employment context.
  • Finally, while not related only to practice before the Supreme Court, The California Blog of Appeal had this sage advice about what not to do when preparing appellate briefs.

Happy holidays.