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Friday, March 2, 2018

Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup March 2, 2018

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Each week, the Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup presents a few tidbits of news and Twitter posts from the past week concerning appellate advocacy. As always, if you see something during the week that you think we should be sure to include, feel free to send Dan a quick email at or a message on Twitter(@Daniel_L_Real).


Supreme Court Opinions and News:

On Monday, the Court heard oral arguments in Janus v. American Federation. The Court will decide whether non-union public employees have to pay fees to  cover the union’s costs to negotiate a contract that applies to all public employees, even the non-union public employees. The oral arguments can be heard HERE. The Los Angeles Times has this report


On Tuesday, the Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Microsoft Corporation. The Court will decide whether an email provider who has been served with a warrant is required to provide the federal government with emails when the email records are stored exclusively outside the United States. The oral arguments can be heard HERE. Politico has this report


On Wednesday, the Court heard oral arguments in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, a case that challenges a Minnesota law that prohibits political apparel in polling places. The oral arguments can be heard HERE. The New York Times has this report

For now, the Court has declined to hear President Trump's appeal aimed at ending DACA. Bloomberg has this report


Justice Stephen Breyer gave a talk at the University of Virginia Law School on Thursday. Follow this link to view the video posted to Youtube. 


Federal Appellate Court Opinions and News:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation, overturning its prior precedent. The Court's opinion can be found HERE. The Washington Post has this report


State Court Opinions and News:

The California Supreme Court found that long sentences that do not recognize a juvenile offender's youth and ability to be rehabilitated are unconstitutional.  Click HERE for the Court's opinion. The Associated Press has this report


Appellate Job Postings:

The Department of Justice has an opening for an appellate attorney. The job is located in Houston, Texas. You can follow this link to apply for the position.

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