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29 Oct, 2013

Conversations About the Law Series: Roy T. Englert Jr.

2019-03-18T18:47:41+00:00October 29th, 2013|Tags: , , , , |

Over the next couple of months, the CockleBur will provide a series of conversations about the law with a number of prominent legal journalists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and social justice advocates. I chose these particular people because I think they can bring a unique perspective about topics such as advocacy, legal [...]

19 Sep, 2011

Matters of Practice: Dealing with Potential Vehicle Problems

2011-09-19T19:32:51+00:00September 19th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

Supreme Court practice has a language unto itself. One of the terms you will occasionally hear at the certiorari stage is that a petition has “vehicle problems.” Well, what does that mean? And what the heck is a vehicle? The Court doesn’t like to waste time. So when they consider granting a [...]

30 Aug, 2011

Matters of Practice: What to Do When Your Cert Petition Presents No Lower Court Conflict?

2019-03-18T18:47:54+00:00August 30th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , |

[This is another installment in the Matters of Practice series—designed to explain specific problems facing Supreme Court cert petitioners.] Not every granted petition for certiorari raises an issue on which the lower courts are divided; it just seems that way. While circuit conflicts are by far the most common [...]