- Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee v. McGrath is decided in the Supreme Court, which issued a surprising ruling at the height of cold war hysteria over domestic communism. The USSC ruled that Truman's Executive Order no. 9835, which created an attorney general's list against subversive organizations without any sort of hearing, violated constitutional rights. The list had subjected the named groups, including the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, and International Worker Order, and had been subjected to intimidation, pillory and being ostracized by both public officials and private citizens. objected to being characterized as disloyal without a trial. 341 U.S. 123 (1951).
Masters Law Group litigates civil appeals in every state and federal appellate court in Washington State. Mr. Masters was an appellate court clerk, Ms. Lemmel was a judicial extern in both state and federal courts, and Ms. Masters (Of Counsel) clerked for three appellate court judges. Our combined 50+ years of appellate experience – on both sides of the bench – enables us to guide you safely, efficiently, and intelligently through the appellate process.
Our appeals have involved nearly every area of life and the law, from accord and satisfaction to banking, class actions to constitutional rights (state and federal), contracts to covenants, deeds of trust to easements, election law to employment discrimination, family law to guardianships, health care to intellectual property, insurance coverage to jury trials, kayaks to landlords & tenants, malpractice (legal and medical) to negligence (personal injury plaintiffs & defendants), officers & directors (corporations) to partnerships, parental rights to probates, products liability to quiet title actions, railroads to real estate, securities to statutes, trusts & estates to usury, venue to water rights, wills to witnesses, and from workers compensation to zoning – and ZZ Top (yes, we represented that little ol’ band from Texas).
We enjoy assisting trial counsel in anticipating appellate issues, but the far greater part of our practice is directly in the appellate courts. Our broad and deep experience enable us to represent clients efficiently and effectively.