Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saltany v. Bush case brief

Saltany v. Bush case brief summary
960 F.2d 1060 (D.C. Cir. 1992)


CASE SYNOPSIS
Appellant individuals' counsel sought review of the decision of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which awarded sanctions to appellee President of the United States.

PROCEDURAL HISTORY
The district court imposed sanctions on the individuals' counsel.

DISCUSSION

  • On appeal, the court affirmed the decision of the district court. 
  • The court held that the law of the case doctrine barred the counsel's challenge to the sanctions. 
  • The court determined that there was no clear error combined with manifest injustice. 
  • The court explained that the district court found that violations had occurred and imposed the sanctions. 
  • The court concluded that there was no basis or any precedent for the court to reconsider this determination by the district court. 
  • The court held that the district court considered nonmonetary sanctions but exercised its discretion and imposed a fine instead.

CONCLUSION
The court affirmed the decision of the trial court that imposed sanctions upon the individuals' counsel.


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