LAW 316: U.S. Supreme Court: Oral Arguments

Professor Philip Benesch, Spring 2017

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Oral arguments present  the legal reasons why one side should prevail, via oral presentations to a judge or appellate court by a lawyer (or parties when representing themselves). 

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During oral arguments, the justices actively participate, interrupting the presenting lawyers and asking questions.

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