Friday, November 20, 2015

U.S. Seeks to Appeal 5th Circuit DAPA Decision

Today, the United States filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States, seeking to appeal the 5th Circuit's November 9 decision affirming the injunction against DAPA.

What's your next move as an immprof? Brush up on how to pronounce certiorari for when the press comes a-calling.

James Duane has a helpful Green Bag article on point. He's collected the following data points:

  • Justice Stevens uses "ser-shee-or-RAHR-ee" (rhyming with Ferrari).
  • Justice Roberts prefers "ser-shee-or-RARE-eye" (rhyming with "fair guy").
  • Justice Rehnquist preferred "ser-shee-or-RARE-ee" (rhyming with diary).
  • Justice Kennedy, "ever the maverick," prefers "ser-shee-or-ARR-eye" (rhyming with "far cry").
  • Justice Sotomayor uses "ser-shee-ARR-ee."

Too much to digest? Here's a helpful and brief YouTube clip:


I don't know about you, but I'm inclined to say "cert."


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