About

Trial Insider is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the trials and decisions of the U.S. District Courts in Northern California and the opinions of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Working in San Francisco’s federal courthouse, Pamela MacLean has covered the federal courts in California and appellate courts across the country for more than 25 years.  During that time, she’s written on the staffs of United Press International, the National Law Journal and the San Francisco Daily Journal.  She’s now a regular contributor to California Lawyer Magazine and Bloomberg News.   

The goal of Trial Insider is to allow a wider public to access significant federal trials as they happen by providing live coverage.  In addition, Trial Insider will post daily roundups of the important, or simply interesting, actions in the appellate court, explaining the broader significance of decisions.

1 comment for “About

  1. July 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    You wrote “There are currently four judges appointed by a Democrat president and four by a Republican president on the court, with three vacancies, potentially tipping the balance to the liberal side of the court.” BUT, the court also has five part-time senior judges nominated by Republicans and one who was nominated by a Democrat.

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