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11 Jan, 2017

An Introduction to the Supreme Court, Part III

2019-03-18T18:47:19+00:00January 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Part Three: Advancing to a Decision In the first part of our three-part series, we looked at the Bench and the Bar.  In our second part, we discussed filing in the Supreme Court.  Finally, we look at how the Court arrives at a decision. A.            Oral Argument Oral argument is conducted from October through April [...]

1 Nov, 2016

Supreme Court Glossary of Terms

2019-03-18T18:47:19+00:00November 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Amicus curiae brief: "Friend of the court" brief; a brief filed by a person, group, or entity that is not a party to the case but nonetheless wishes to provide the court with its perspective on the issue before it.  The person or entity is called an "amicus"; the plural is "amici." Capital case: In a capital case, [...]