That's the headline of a Law360 article today here, which points out that despite the conventional wisdom that oral argument rarely, if ever, changes the outcome of an appeal, oral argument is nonetheless important and potentially critical.
Law360 also offers Posner Says Judges Should Step Aside After 80, which reports that Judge Posner said that there is "no need for octogenarians" on SCOTUS.
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Yesterday's DJ featured The Final Word: Civil Law at the State High Court, in which Joseph Lipner (Irell's Appellate Practice Group head) and BJ Ard review some recent decisions in the area of FAA preemption, SLAPPS and the CPRA.
In the 'best opening line' department, we have (here): "This is the fourth appeal in a case that puts Jarndyce v. Jarndyce in the shade. And, as was true with the interminable Dickensian lawsuit, the legal fees must be voracious but the issues are dwindling." (Yeah, it's Beds, of course.)