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Friday, June 28, 2019

Appellate Advocacy Blog Weekly Roundup Friday, June 28

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

Supreme Court Opinions and News:

Much has happened in the push to the Court's finish line yesterday for the October 2018 term. The attention on the Court and its opinions this week steals from federal circuit courts and state appellate courts. Here are some links to this week's opinions and news:  

  • Amy Howe discusses Monday's opinions on this week's SCOTUStalk podcast
  • Edith Roberts at SCOTUSblog summarizes the Court's opinions from Thursday, June 27, including the gerrymandering and census cases. A graphic explaining the complexities of gerrymandering can be found here
  • Jay Michaelson writes about judicial deference to administrative interpretation of regulations here
  • Adam Liptak writes about Wednesday's opinion in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailer's Association v. Thomas, which strikes down Tennessee's law that barred newcomers from operating liquor stores. Justices Gorsuch in his dissent said that the Court is a "committee of nine" that has "stray[ed] from the text" of the Twenty-first Amendment, and "impose[d] its own free-trade rules" on the States. Alito responded in kind, calling Gorsuch's dissent "empty rhetoric."

Other news, sadly, is that Tony Mauro, the Supreme Court reporter for the National Law Journal, is retiring

Practice Pointers and Tips:

@RMFifthCircuit tweeted about an opinion from the Deleware Supreme Court discussing an attorney's client during a deposition and, perhaps worse, the appellate attorney's performance during oral argument.

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