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The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

Legal Profession

2001

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In The Shadow Of Daniel Webster: Arguing Appeals In The Twenty-First Century, Seth P. Waxman Oct 2001

In The Shadow Of Daniel Webster: Arguing Appeals In The Twenty-First Century, Seth P. Waxman

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

The Solicitor General is often asked to give advice on oral advocacy. Seth P. Waxman has been reluctant to give such advice. Asking an advocate for advice about oral advocacy instead of a judge is like asking a fisherman for advice about catching fish if fish could speak. Waxman begins with a look at the life of acclaimed advocate, Daniel Webster, before giving his long reserved advice.