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.

For more information and background, see:

https://www.ropesgray.com/newsroom/news/2015/June/Supreme-Court-Issues-Historic-Decision-on-Marriage-Equality.aspx

https://www.ropesgray.com/biographies/h/douglas-hallward-driemeier.aspx

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/24/politics/supreme-court-gay-marriage-lawyers/

http://www.law360.com/articles/731690/appellate-mvp-ropes-gray-s-doug-hallward-driemeier

 

 

 

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