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5 Nov, 2015

Anatomy of a Supreme Court Brief Cover

2019-03-18T18:47:24+00:00November 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem.  Most things are judged by their jackets. ~ Baltasar Gracián When part of your job revolves around reviewing Supreme Court brief covers, you begin to notice things like diamond lines, paragraph indents, and big/small caps.  You notice that the lead counsel has [...]

12 Feb, 2015

Filing Amici Briefs in the Same-Sex Marriage Cases

2019-03-18T18:47:30+00:00February 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

  In January, the Supreme Court granted cert. review of the same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to determine whether state-level bans against gay marriage, as well as state laws forbidding the recognition of gay marriages performed in other states, violate the federal Constitution.  All four cases – #14-556, #14-562, #14-571, and [...]