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Monday, April 30, 2012

Courts - "The vanishing oral argument?"

Squire Sanders has a blog following our neighboring 6th Circuit, called the Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog. This post April 25th, headed "The vanishing oral argument?" reports on the Circuit's evolution:

... from allowing argument to any party that requests it to being more selective about which cases receive argument. This has led to an noticeable decline in oral argument. Under the prior system, roughly two-thirds of the cases were slated for oral argument (many parties waive argument), but that number has now fallen to less than half. To be sure, this could be attributable to a number of factors, such as parties deciding not to devote resources to oral argument, but part of it certainly derives from more rigorous screening of cases by the Court.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 30, 2012 08:33 AM
Posted to Courts in general