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The new Eleventh Edition, Supreme Court Practice is written with the benefit of the authors’ first-hand knowledge and experience, and provides comprehensive analysis of the Supreme Court. The treatise offers up-to-date guidance on every aspect of practice before the Court—from the most fundamental to the most obscure. It is a definitive resource for prosecuting or defending a case before the Court.
Supreme Court Practice, Eleventh Edition has been thoroughly updated and includes:
In-depth discussions of the jurisdictional and prudential principles that govern practice before the Supreme Court at every stage
Advice from some of the country’s most experienced Supreme Court practitioners on time-tested techniques for making effective written and oral presentations
A complete body of Supreme Court precedent, covering all the relevant decisions in the modern era, including a wealth of historical precedent bearing on every issue of jurisdiction and procedure in each category of case on the Court’s docket
A table of cases, an extensive index and a table of rules and laws—to make preparation easier and more thorough
Supreme Court Practice, Eleventh Edition explains:
How to invoke the Court’s certiorari, appeal and original jurisdiction
Insights and guidance on preparing petitions for certiorari, jurisdictional statements, briefs in opposition and motions to dismiss or affirm
How to seek a writ of mandamus and other extraordinary relief
Whether to file one or more petitions in consolidated or related cases and when to file a cross petition
How to comply with the Court’s rules on the contents of petitions and briefs
Persuasive techniques for oral argument
How to seek a stay pending action by the Supreme Court
Details of little-known practices like petition holds, calls for a response, calls for the views of the Solicitor General, “GVRs” and summary decisions
How to become a member of the Supreme Court Bar and obtain seating for oral argument
"Supreme Court Practice is simply indispensable to me and to my colleagues. I have personal copies in my office, in a separate work room that I use, and at home. I consult it constantly. I cannot recall an issue having arisen involving the Court’s procedures, practices or customs when I have not found valuable guidance and wisdom in it. I do not see how anyone could practice before the Supreme Court without having this valuable resource readily available."
--Theodore B. Olson, Co-Chair, Appellate and Constitutional Law Practice Group, Gibson Dunn and former Solicitor General (on the Tenth Edition)
"In all my decades of practice, Supreme Court Practice has remained the indispensable reference."
--Seth P. Waxman, Chair, Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice Group, WilmerHale and former Solicitor General (on the Tenth Edition)
"For Supreme Court practitioners, or anyone else who may need to file a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, it could be the best $495 you ever spend."
--Tom Goldstein and Amy Howe, Book review: New edition for a classic treatise, SCOTUSblog (on the Tenth Edition)
"Supreme Court Practice is a soup-to-nuts guidebook to everything lawyers need to know about petitioning, briefing and arguing before the Supreme Court, with insights into the best ways of getting favorable attention from the Court at every stage."
--Tony Mauro, Legal Times (on the Ninth Edition)
"This is the best appellate practice book ever written. Buy it."
--Dennis Owens, The Appellate Practice Journal (on the Eighth Edition)
"There is room for at least two authoritative treatments of almost every subject in the law.... On the subject of practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, however, there is only one..."
--The Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of Law (on the Eighth Edition)
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