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Appeal not just to rules but to justice and common sense. The book gives advice to lawyers on presenting oral arguments. Know your case 8 know your adversarys case 10 pay careful attention to the applicable standard of decision 11 never overstate your case. Current us supreme court justice antonin scalia and noted legal. You never know until it is too late what damage a gap in your knowledge of the record can do not only at oral argument, but even in your brief. In 115, frequently witty, short chapters the two authors who occasionally openly disagree lay down their thoughts on how judges can be persuaded. The art of persuading judges antonin scalia and bryan a garner thomson west 2008 in an interview with the american bar association journal, published in may 2008, bryan garner said that for the purpose of this book, they had canvassed every book and article on advocacy over the last. This is a book written by bryan garner and justice antonin scalia. The art of persuading judges based on the burton awardwinning law book of the year for 2009, cowritten with justice antonin scalia, this powerful threehour seminar examines. Pdf download scalia and garners making your case free. In their professional lives, courtroom lawyers must do these two things. Always start with a statement of the main issue before fully stating the facts.
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March 11, 1936 february, 2016 was an american lawyer, jurist, government official, and academic who served as an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states from 1986 until his death in 2016. This book is a guide for all litigators on the proficiency of making arguments before a court. One mistake i see on occasion is where a petitioner states that the question is whether the lower court created a conflict. Garner address the perennial question with a detailed answer adapted to the modern era.
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