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29 Mar, 2012

The Legal Writing Pro Dissects the Solicitor General’s Brief in the Affordable Care Act Case

2012-03-29T22:26:25-05:00March 29th, 2012|Tags: , , |

The Legal Writing Pro, Ross Guberman, sent me this great PDF (you can find it here), where he dissects the Solicitor General's merits brief in the Affordable Care Act case. For those of you who do not know Ross, he is a legal writing master who instructs law school students, lawyers, and judges on how to [...]

17 Jul, 2011

The Dwindling Cert. Docket: Why Are Fewer Paid Petitions Being Filed?

2019-03-18T18:47:56-05:00July 17th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

With the start of the summer recess, the Supreme Court discontinued use of the 2010 Term docket numbers, ending with number 10-1558—a petition for mandamus filed by firefighter Frank Ricci. Yes, that Frank Ricci. For the fifth straight year, the number of paid petitions for certiorari, mandamus and original habeas corpus filed [...]

28 Jun, 2011

Kagan Reverses Course in First Amendment/Video Game Case

2019-03-18T18:47:57-05:00June 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I remember when Steve Lubet questioned whether former Solicitor General Ted Olson should be allowed to argue that the federal campaign finance reform statute was unconstitutional in Citizens United, because, as Solicitor General, he had argued a contrary position. At the time, I didn’t understand why that mattered since “advocates represent clients,” [...]