Roberts Offers Attys Tips On Arguing Before High Court

Law360, Houston (October 17, 2012, 10:25 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday encouraged attorneys appearing before the high court to view the tough questions lobbed at them during oral argument not as adversarial but as an opportunity to guide the court through complicated legal issues.

Speaking at Rice University’s Centennial Lecture Series in Houston, Roberts said the court’s frequent interruptions to ask questions are designed not to trip up the lawyer but to help justices develop their thoughts on a particular issue. He also said lawyers should try to...
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