Oral Arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court

@inproceedings{Unah2009OralAI,
  title={Oral Arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court},
  author={Isaac Unah},
  year={2009}
}
During his address to members of the American Political Science Association in 1960, association President Carl Brent Swisher noted that justices of the U.S. Supreme Court obtain their information for decisions from a variety of sources. He suggested that “Among the nine [justices] one may get his illumination primarily from the oral argument, another from the briefs, another from the discussion in conference, another from independent research, and still another from conversation with his law… 

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