Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz writes a neat article entitled Reinterpreting the Role of Special Trial Judges Through Standards of Review tracing the evolution of standards of review of Special Trial Judges in the Tax Court context. However, there is a lot of non-tax court nerdery in there, so real lawyers will read it, too.
Obviously, real lawyers know how to manipulate standards of review to their advantage. So, real lawyers need to read this. If you can’t do that (or don’t think that is the role of an appellate advocate), then just quit now. Join a think tank or become an investment banker. Just don't represent clients. Tnx TaxProfBlog.