Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. took the unusual step this week of issuing a public dissent from the Court's denial of review in a Virginia drunk driving case. Roberts' dissent drew inspiration from an unusual quarter: Duke University School of Law's appellate litigation clinic. As part of its work helping parties with arguments before the 4th Circuit and other courts, the clinic often writes briefs challenging Virginia's corrections and law enforcement agencies. But this time it wrote a brief in support of Virginia's effort to overturn the state Supreme Court ruling.
Who inspired Roberts' dissent in drunk driving case?
The National Law Journal
October 22, 2009
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