Appellate Advocacy Blog

Editor: Tessa L. Dysart
The University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law

Friday, September 29, 2017

Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup September 29, 2017


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 or a message on Twitter (@Daniel_L_Real).

 Supreme Court News and Tidbits:

The new term is getting underway for SCOTUS, which has brought about a fair amount of news and other tidbits of information that might be of interest regarding the Court.  Here are a few of the things that crossed our desk this week:

  • Neal Katyal had a Twitter thread this week discussing what SCOTUS "does" and how it works.  See the thread HERE.
  • Penn Law recently hosted a panel discussion about upcoming SCOTUS cases.  See more information HERE.
  • SCOTUSblog had a post this week discussing the September 25 "long conference" and expectations about grants of certiorari that would come from it.

With regard to upcoming cases that the Court will hear this week, there was an influx of discussion early in the week about the Trump Administration's immigration order (often referred to as the "travel ban" case).  On Monday, the Court entered an order removing the then-pending case from the argument calendar and ordering additional briefing on the question of mootness after the Trump Administration entered a revised order.  NPR included a segment this week discussing that removal and briefing order, and Bloomberg reviewed the new order and discussed how it might be viewed by appellate courts, including the Supreme Court potentially upholding it as Constitutional.

Federal Courts and Opinions of Note:

This week, in Doe v. University of Cincinnati, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court order granting a preliminary injunction barring the University from suspending a student accused of sexually assaulting another student, on the basis of Due Process.

Appellate Practice Tips and Tools:

Finally, we saw some great resources to help with your appellate practice. Here are the best ones to cross our desk this week:

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