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Friday, January 10, 2014

Supreme Court Practice, 10th Edition

Bloomberg BNA has recently published the 10th Edition of Supreme Court Practice, by Stephen M Shapiro, Kenneth S. Geller, Timothy S. Bishop, Edward A. Hartnett, and Dan Himmelfarb, which is essential for the practitioner, scholar, and pro se patron alike. This treatise, which has been updated to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court's new rules, contains a convenient checklist that summarizes the Supreme Court rules regarding processing cases (including limits on document length and color covers). The authors provide a detailed overview of the U.S. Supreme Court and examine the court's jurisdiction to review federal and state appellate cases.  This book covers petitioning the Supreme Court for writ of certiorari, discussing the process involved and the different factors that the court considers in accepting these cases along with the detailed framework of such petitions. Other matters such as extraordinary writs, briefs on the merits, oral arguments, and admission to practice before the court are reviewed. The 450 page book contains several appendices including Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States, Clerk's Guidelines Regarding Filing Cases and those selected for review, admission to the bar, applicable statutes and regulations, and select forms. A detailed table of contents and index are also included. Supreme Court Practice is now available in the law library, currently in the titles shelf across from the reference desk.

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