7th Circuit pros tell what makes a standout brief

Chief 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane P. Wood doesn’t like “ships-passing-in-the-night” briefs.Those are briefs, she explained at a luncheon Tuesday, where an appellee fails to acknowledge the contents of the appellant’s brief for fear the judges hearing the case will be “swept away” and ignore the appellee’s arguments.But the judges won’t do that, Wood said.So …

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