Saturday, January 29, 2022
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 [email protected] or on Twitter @Daniel_L_Real or (2) Catharine Du Bois at [email protected] or on Twitter @CLDLegalWriting.
US Supreme Court Opinions and News
Justice Breyer announced he would retire when the Court rises for the summer recess. Justice Breyer was appointed by President Clinton in 1994. His letter of resignation is here and statements from the Supreme Court are here. SCOTUS blog and Nina Totenberg of NPR reported on his service and his legacy.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases challenging affirmative action at Harvard and UNC. See a sampling of the many reports on the nature of the cases and what accepting review might mean for considering race in admissions: NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and Reuters.
A webinar scheduled for January 31 will look at the 2021-22 term so far. Adam White and Jennifer Mascott will moderate the webinar hosted by the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University. Deepak Gupta and Hashim Mooppan are scheduled to speak.
Other News and Posts
AppellateTwitter had a great thread (begun by Ellie Margolis) on developing theme in briefs. It has some great ideas for writers. Find it here.