Tony Mauro

From Private Practice to Gorsuch Clerk to Senate Staff: A Denver Lawyer's Career Whirlwind

Tony Mauro

In less than a year, Michael Davis went from managing a two-lawyer firm to clerking for Justice Neil Gorsuch to screening judicial nominations for Senate Republicans. "I'm glad I did it," Davis said in a recent interview, "but it's not something that I sought."

Why Top Advocates Are Ghostwriting SCOTUS Briefs

Tony Mauro

The practice of ghostwriting briefs in opposition to a grant of certiorari has been getting some attention this summer. We took an informal poll to see how common it is for lawyers to omit their names from briefs—and to ask if the long-standing practice is ethical.

Updated SCOTUS Website Gets Mixed Reviews

Tony Mauro

The new changes pave the way for a planned electronic filing system that will make Supreme Court briefs and documents available to all on the site.

Updated SCOTUS Website Gets Mixed Reviews

Tony Mauro

The Supreme Court's re-launched site is more mobile-friendly but leaves serious court watchers itching for digital updates that are more than cosmetic.

Don't Call SCOTUS 'Honorable'—and Other Tips for Writing Supreme Court Briefs

Tony Mauro

As Supreme Court counsel for the National Association of Attorneys General for the last 21 years, Dan Schweitzer has read thousands of briefs and has helped edit many. He has a new style guide for advocates that's full of tips for sounding like you're a regular.

Musical Chairs in 'Year of Transition' for Solicitor General's Office

Tony Mauro

Two lawyers are leaving the U.S. solicitor general's office for private practice, two have joined from private firms, and more departures and hires are likely before the fall term begins in October.

Kagan Recounts Obama Vetting Her for 'Another Very Good Job' That Wasn't SG

Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle

Elena Kagan was far along in the new Obama administration's vetting process for an important U.S. Justice Department job when she got a call from the White House. That job she was in line to get? Well, the White House wanted her to do something else. Kagan was asked to be the U.S. solicitor general

Scalia's Doppelganger on Prepping for 'The Originalist' and Hanging Out With Uncle Nino

Tony Mauro

Actor Edward Gero is recreating his role as Justice Antonin Scalia in a production this month at Arena Stage. He says the play's message—that ideological opponents must listen to each other—is more important than ever.

Should Ginsburg Recuse in SCOTUS Travel Ban Case?

Tony Mauro

Dozens of GOP House members are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the high-stakes case because of negative comments she made about Donald Trump before he was elected president. While Ginsburg may not be forced to withdraw, one law professor said she "has only herself to b

Scoring the Supreme Court's Key Business Cases This Term

Tony Mauro

A look at the rulings that will have long-term impact for litigators and the companies they represent. While there were fewer business cases than usual, most were wins of significance, according to a review by Mayer Brown's Supreme Court and appellate practice.

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