Appeals to Authority
An appellate law blog
by Michael J. Ritter
About this Blog
Follow on social media for tips and "how to" info for appeals in Texas courts, and updates from the San Antonio court of appeals. I created this blog, formerly known as the "4th Court Updates Blog," in 2018 when I served as a staff attorney at the 4th Court of Appeals in San Antonio. The blog now covers a broader range of appellate issues.
"Appeals to authority," refers to more than just actual appeals to appellate court. An "appeal to authority" is a logical fallacy that assumes the truth of a statement merely because the statement was made by someone in a position of authority/status. A cornerstone of my approach to appellate law is questioning assumptions, assertions, and rulings by trial and appellate courts, and exploring unexplored avenues for success.