Saturday, July 13, 2013

Considering an appeal to the United States Supreme Court?

If you are considering taking your case all the way to the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., we have materials to assist you. Since 1950, the goal of the authors of numerous editions of  Supreme Court Practice has been "to set forth in a single volume *** as close as possible to everything, outside of the field of substantive law, that a lawyer would want to know in handling a case in the Supreme Court."

If the Court takes your case, you have another guide in Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy, written by former Assistant Solicitor General David C. Frederick, with a foreword by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases: The Most Influential Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States might help you prepare your case, along with such titles as Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges or Reading the Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts, both co-authored by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Antonin Scalia and Bryan A. Garner, in addition to our many books on substantive law in our catalog.

On the internet, the U. S. Supreme Court's website has a wealth of information, including its docket, recent decisions, rules, oral argument information, bar admissions, case handling guides and its calendar. Also on the internet, SCOTUSblog, one of the best law blogs, is a good source of information on Supreme Court cases (including live-blogging opinions as they are issued), nominations and confirmations.

And if you'd like to take a peek behind the curtain, you might try In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices

 Good Reading!