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

Friday, November 24, 2017

Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup November 24, 2017

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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:

The Post and Courier reports that United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will speak at the University of South Carolina's winter commencement. Click HERE for the announcement. 

On November 29, 2017, the Untied States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Carpenter v. United States. The Court will decide whether, under the Fourth Amendment, a warrant is required before prosecutors can obtain cell phone tower records showing a person's location. Greg Stohr discusses the case in this article

Will the United States Supreme Court end the use of the death penalty? Keri Blakinger discusses the issue in this article

Did you know that former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and current Justice Sonia Sotomayor make video games? Read this article to see what they are doing and why they are doing it. 


Appellate Practice Tips and Tools:

Mark your calendars. DRI is presenting an appellate advocacy seminar in March 2018. Click this link for more details. 


Appellate Job Postings:

The Illinois Attorney General's Office is looking to fill a position in its Civil Appeals Division. More information can be found at this link


General Interest:

The John Marshall Law School (JMLS) in Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) are in preliminary discussions about JMLS becoming a part of UIC. If JMLS becomes a part of UIC, it will be the only public law school in Chicago. Crain's has this report

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