March 01, 2016

Sua Sponte: A Judge Comments

A federal appeals judge comments on the importance of oral argument.

Hon. Barry G. Silverman

Download a printable PDF of this article. (Sua Sponte begins on page 2).

When is the last time you wrote an appellate brief and deliberately omitted any mention of the dispositive fact or point of law that wins your case, just so you could spring it out at oral argument?

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