On Tuesday morning, I will be arguing two unrelated cases before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
, which will he holding a special sitting at Old City Hall
in Philadelphia. The location is noteworthy, among other reasons, because the U.S. Supreme Court
once held its oral arguments there.
Tomorrow's oral arguments will also be noteworthy because they will be the first Pa. Supreme Court oral arguments that will be televised. Tomorrow's oral arguments will appear on the Pennsylvania Cable Network tomorrow night, as detailed here.
In news coverage, The Associated Press reports that "Pa high court to meet in historic chamber."
The briefs that I filed in the cases that I will be arguing tomorrow are available online via earlier posts that you can access here and here.
For those who contend that arguing two different cases on appeal in the same morning is no big deal, apparently Pennsylvania's state appellate court system would agree with you. I say that because the Superior Court of Pennsylvania scheduled for oral argument tomorrow morning a third case (background available here) in which I wrote the brief for appellee. Plaintiff's lead trial lawyer will be arguing that appeal on plaintiff's behalf.
Additional posts will appear here on Tuesday afternoon.
Update: I am pleased to report that both oral arguments went very well. Of course, if you receive Pennsylvania Cable Network. you can tune in beginning at 7 p.m. eastern time this (Tuesday) evening to see for yourself.
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Josh Gerstein has this post
at his "Under the Radar" blog at Politico.com.
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The Associated Press has a report
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John Council of Texas Lawyer has this report
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Former Third Circuit
Judge Timothy K. Lewis
has this post
online at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.
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Robert Barnes has this article
today in The Washington Post.
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appears today in The Oklahoman.