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Brandeis Brief

Brandeis Brief  

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In 1908 Louis D. Brandeis, as counsel for the state of Oregon in Muller v. Oregon, prepared a new kind of brief in support of an Oregon law that limited ...
carriage

carriage  

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(of a matter)Continuing control and responsibility for overseeing the handling of a legal matter for a client (having the conduct of the matter). Professional responsibility is personal. A client ...
clerk of the Court

clerk of the Court  

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During the U.S. Supreme Court's first term, in 1790, it established the office of the clerk to be responsible for managing the Court's administrative work. The clerk manages the dockets ...
memorandum

memorandum  

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A typed document used for written communication between a solicitor and a barrister (see brief). The barrister may return a memorandum of advice, an opinion, or an advice on evidence.[...]
oral Argument

oral Argument  

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After the Supreme Court decides to hear a case, the clerk of the Court schedules the oral argument on the case. At this time, attorneys for both sides of the ...
Press Coverage

Press Coverage  

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The Supreme Court is a paradox for journalists, at once one of the most open and one of the least accessible of the major institutions of government. Its openness derives ...
Press Room

Press Room  

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Since the Supreme Court building opened in 1935, there has been a press room in roughly the same ground floor location. But the room has expanded and changed over the ...
Style Of Opinions

Style Of Opinions  

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A cloistered branch of government, the Supreme Court communicates with the rest of the nation primarily through written opinions. Whether they come to us through newspaper synopses, straight from the ...
Workload

Workload  

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Since the end of World War II, the number of cases filed with the Supreme Court has grown significantly, mushrooming from 1,295 in 1947 to nearly 9,500 in 2002. Filings ...

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