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8 Aug, 2011

My Top Three Questions Presented from the Supreme Court’s 2010 Term

2019-03-18T18:47:55-05:00August 8th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As I explained last year, there may be no more daunting task in all Supreme Court practice than distilling a 9,000-word—or hopefully less—cert petition down to one or two Questions Presented. Although crafting QP’s are difficult, you can improve your QP’s by combining a few of the following techniques with lots of [...]

21 Jun, 2011

SCOTUS Win for CockleBur Contributor Dan Ortiz

2019-03-18T18:47:57-05:00June 21st, 2011|Tags: , , , |

CockleBur contributor and UVA Law Professor Dan Ortiz earned a big SCOTUS win yesterday in Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476. This is how SCOTUS Blog's Lyle Denniston described the Court's opinion: Solemnly fretting that lawsuits by government employees challenging their bosses might disrupt official activity by, among other ploys, an emotional appeal to a jury [...]

9 Dec, 2010

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri–Petitioner’s Brief

2010-12-09T16:28:21-06:00December 9th, 2010|Tags: , , |

One of the CockleBur contributors, Dan Ortiz, recently filed this Petitioner's Brief in Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476. The Question Presented in the case is: Can public employees sue their employers under the Petition Clause for adverse employment actions allegedly resulting from the employees’ petitioning on matters of purely private concern?

12 Oct, 2010

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri Granted

2019-03-18T18:48:12-05:00October 12th, 2010|Tags: , , , |

Today, the Supreme Court released its order list from last week’s Conference. Among the seven petitions for writ of certiorari that were granted was the petition in Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, No. 09-1476. The petition was filed by CockleBur contributor Dan Ortiz from the University of Virginia Supreme Court Clinic.