Monday, August 20, 2007

With Briefing Complete, Next Stop: Supreme Court

In response to the respondents' Supreme Court brief and the numerous, diverse and extensive friend-of-the-court briefs submitted supporting affirmance, the few defenders of New York's status quo judicial conventions filed their reply briefs last week in the litigation challenging the constitutionality of New York's judicial nominating conventions.

With briefing complete, all that remains is the Supreme Court hearing on October 3rd, which will feature the Brennan Center's Fritz Schwartz arguing that New York's judicial selection process effectively precludes rank-and-file party members from playing any meaningful role in determining their own party's standard bearer.

The reply briefs can be found here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ted Olsen (former Solicitor General of the United States and partner at Gibson Dunn Partner) and Andrew Rossman (partner at Akin Gump) will be arguing on behalf of the petitioners.