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20 Oct, 2016

“Relist” as a Requisite to Certiorari

2019-03-18T18:47:19+00:00October 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

The procedures by which the Supreme Court decides to grant or deny a petition for writ of certiorari are well-guarded.  Unless you work, or have worked for the Court, it’s nearly impossible to appreciate the specific mechanisms which contributed to a decision on certiorari. Thanks to Michael Kimberly (Mayer Brown LLP), John Elwood (Vinson & [...]

7 Jun, 2016

Brevity and the Supreme Court Question Presented

2019-03-18T18:47:21+00:00June 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

  “Clarity of thought is a must for brevity in speech.” ― Somali K. Chakrabarti The questions presented page is assuredly the most important element of a Supreme Court petition.  Justices can reject an entire case based on review of the questions alone.  Rule 14.1 provides that they should be “expressed concisely in relation to [...]