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What oral argument should look like

        

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Advice from a talking paper clip

Microsoft Word’s goggle-eyed, busybody talking paperclip (“It looks like you’re writing a letter – Would you like help?”) has finally got its comeuppance, thanks to It Looks Like You’re Trying to Instruct a Jury, Norm DeGuerre’s hilarious sendup of eyeglazing … Continue reading

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Judge Wool’s guide to appellate review

Note: This essay originally appeared in AFFIRMANCE Magazine, the official journal of the New York Association of Appellate Adjudicators (NYAAA). Following publication, the editor was immediately fired, disbarred and disrobed. Brethren and Cisterns: I’m deeply honored to be asked to … Continue reading

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Judge Wool on oral argument

A few years ago Justice Milonas after leaving the Appellate Division gave a talk to a group of appellate squawkers. He told us – with no idea that there was anything strange about it – that in criminal cases the … Continue reading

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Oral argument: a missing of minds

If you’re looking for truly cutting-edge experimental film, we suggest watching oral argument on closed-circuit t.v. at the Appellate Division, an alternative venue yet undiscovered by your nose-ring-wearing friends. The Second Department (they try harder) features a wide video screen, … Continue reading

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Annals of jurisprudence: the schoolgroup effect

Oral argument can be a hideous combination of trial by ordeal and a rigged quiz show. Starting with the presiding judge’s speech that you don’t really need five whole minutes to argue your insignificant murder case. Welcome to the Appellate … Continue reading

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