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Friday, December 28, 2018

Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup Friday, December 28, 2018

Weekly Roundup

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 Real a quick email at or a message on Twitter (@Daniel_L_Real).  You can also send emails to Danny Leavitt at or a message on twitter @Danny_C_Leavitt

Supreme Court News:

Justice Ginsburg is reportedly out of the hospital recuperating from her recent surgery. Adam Liptak of the New York Times tweeted about it here.  Additionally, the movie On the Basis of Sex about Justice Ginsburg's time as an advocate was released this week, and is reported here.

Adam Feldman of Emperical SCOTUS takes a look at President Trump's mention of the Supreme Court in the last 365 days here.

Federal Court Opinions and News:

Howard Bashman asked these questions this week: Does an impermissible but timely filed post-judgment motion postpone the time for appeal in a federal civil case, and how should a court calculate a three-month period under Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(a)? And the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit answered them in this opinion

Practice Pointers and Tips:

Are you a word nerd? Check out three of Bryan Garner's quizzes to test your knowledge. 

Happy New Year!

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