Leading US Supreme Court appellate advocate shares insights with Bermuda Bar

A leading US appellate and Supreme Court advocate, Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, gave a fascinating presentation to the Bermuda Bar Association on 13 September 2016, with a particular focus on his experience as one of the lead advocates in the US Supreme Court’s landmark 2015 decision in the same-sex marriage case, Obergefell v Hodges.

It is remarkable to think that US Supreme Court advocacy involves only 30 minutes of oral argument per party, bearing in mind the enormous volume of written submissions, and the life-changing consequences of a case such as this.

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