The next KFF Kozinski's Favorite Flicks) will be October 6 and the movies are: Visas and Virtue (directed by Chris Tashima), which on the 1997 Oscar for best live-action short film, and Under the Blood Red Sun.
Also of interest from the NLJ: What's In a Word? Maybe Clout, In Veteran Advocates' Briefs: A new study compares briefs and opinions to measure lawyer, law firm influence. In other words, "the language in their briefs appears more often in high court opinions."
Robert Long, head of the Supreme Court and appellate practice group at Covington & Burling, said: "This is an interesting approach that I haven't seen before. Of course, a basic measure of success is whether your client wins the case. But when language from your brief makes it into the court's opinion, you have a good indication that the court found your argument persuasive. We are pleased to have done well by that measure."