Tag Archives: Appellate Court Practice

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How ‘Friends’ of the Court Can Tip the Scales of Justice

How ‘Friends’ of the Court Can Tip the Scales of Justice

By Zachary Mider, Bloomberg News  The nation’s highest courts are hearing from a lot of “friends” these days — outside parties who weigh in on consequential judicial decisions by filing legal briefs. This week, Bloomberg News is publishing a series of stories revealing how these friends aren’t always who they appear to be. Sometimes, they’re paid lobbyists in


Jenner & Block Reels Back Acting Solicitor General

Jenner & Block announced Monday that former Acting Solicitor General Ian Heath Gershengorn is rejoining the firm as the new head of its Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Gershengorn was named acting solicitor general in June 2016 and stayed in his post until the January afternoon that President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated. “I think we’d like to continue to