How To Get Your Cert Petition Granted

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 2:16 PM EDT) -- The biggest mistake lawyers make when writing up a petition for a writ of certiorari is thinking of it as just another appeal, experts say.

Appellate attorneys say that many bids for cert spend way too much time railing against why the lower court arrived at the wrong conclusion and not enough time explaining why the case deserves to be taken up by the highest court in the U.S.

While about two-thirds of cases that go before the U.S. Supreme Court do end up getting reversed...
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