Friday, February 19, 2021
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 a quick note to either (1) Dan Real at DReal@Creighton.edu or on Twitter (@Daniel_L_Real) or (2) Catharine Du Bois at DuBoisLegalWriting@gmail.com or on Twitter @CLDLegalWriting.
U.S. Supreme Court News:
The Supreme Court's "Shadow Docket." This week, a bipartisan panel in the House agreed that the Court should be more transparent about significant rulings in cases on the Court's "shadow docket," and discussed potential legislation to require transparency in the voting of the Justices in such cases. SCOTUSblog covered this with more analysis and history.
Federal Appellate Court News:
The Juris Lab had a post this week detailing the oral argument grant rate for each federal circuit court of appeals for last year.
Appellate Practice Tips:
On #AppellateTwitter this week, David Benger had a great thread about state appellate clerkships. It and the RTs and QTs ended up discussing advice, reading recommendations, and some discussion of the value of state appellate clerkships.